September 11, 2018 |Despite growing agreement on the negative impact of fossil fuel subsidies on the climate and socioeconomic issues, subsidies continue to be handed out by governments around the world. To understand this implementation gap, we must learn more about the political factors favoring and blocking fossil fuel subsidy reform. Our research shows that a more holistic framing of fossil fuel subsidy reform that goes beyond environmental concerns could help garnering broader societal support.
July 30, 2018 |Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls upon the global community to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York noted progress, but also established that the world is still not on track to reach the targets on energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energies.
Videos: Leadership on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform for Sustainable Energy Access and Poverty Reduction
This side event focused on fossil fuel subsidy reform as a means to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including through opportunities for financing and sustainable energy access.
Reports: Getting on Target: Accelerating energy access through fossil fuel subsidy reform
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls upon the global community to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030.
Blog: Financing and Accelerating Sustainable Energy Access through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Practitioners discuss opportunities at the SDG 7 Conference in Bangkok
March 12, 2018 |
Are fossil fuel subsidies necessary to achieve the rapid progress needed for universal energy access by 2030? Practitioners discuss opportunities at the SDG 7 Conference in Bangkok.
Blog: Country Reviews of Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Guiding countries through the process
October 5, 2017 |
Self- and peer reviews of government support to oil, gas and coal are a first step and practical tool for phasing out wasteful fossil fuel subsidies (FFS). The G7, G20, European Union and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) governments have all committed “to rationalize inefficient FFS that encourage wasteful consumption.” But how can we support them?
Blog: From Paris to Lofoten and Back: A Call for a Managed Decline of the Fossil-Fuel Industry
September 19, 2017 |
Two events this September set a new bar for climate change leadership. First, over 340 non-governmental organisations from 67 countries signed the Lofoten Declaration. This document calls for an end to exploration and expansion of new oil, gas and coal reserves, a managed decline of the oil, coal, and gas industry, and a just transition to a safer climate future.
April 28, 2017 |There is a pressing “need for faster reform, urgency and political commitment.” These were the opening highlights of the fifth high-level event on fossil fuel subsidy reform, organized by the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (“Friends”), Global Subsidies Initiative and the World Bank on April 21, in the context of the 2017 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings held in Washington, D.C.