This publication aims to provide the first comprehensive and consistent record of energy subsidies in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region, with a view to improving transparency and establishing a solid analytical basis that can help build the case for further reforms in these countries (this study covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).
Press Release: Canada continues to provide billions of dollars each to year to support fossil fuels – new study
June 4, 2018
Canada is the largest provider of government support for oil and gas production per unit of GDP, providing more than any other country in the G7, despite repeated pledges to end fossil fuel subsidies, new research has revealed.
Reports: New poll shows Canadians want to end public subsidies for oil and gas companies
June 4, 2018
New polling shows that Canadians are strongly opposed to federal and provincial governments using public dollars to subsidize oil and gas companies.
Reports: G7 Fossil Fuel Subsidy Scorecard: Tracking the phase-out of fiscal support and public finance for oil, gas and coal
June 4, 2018
Despite their numerous commitments, not only have G7 governments taken limited action to address fossil fuel subsidies, but they have also failed to put in place any mechanisms to define and document the full extent of their support to oil, gas and coal, or to hold themselves accountable for achieving these pledges. The G7 fossil fuel subsidy scorecard aims to address this accountability gap and track, for the first time, each G7 country’s progress in phasing out fossil fuel subsidies across seven indicators.
Blog: A New Narrative in Climate Talks: Cutting Emissions with Both Arms of the Scissors
May 17, 2018 |
Fossil fuel supply needs to be phased out as well as demand, and should be accomplished in a predictable manner, to ensure a just transition.
Reports: Les subventions du gouvernement à la consommation et au développement d'hydrocarbures au Québec
April 15, 2018
The Québec Government has just announced the most ambitious GHG emissions reduction target in Canada – a reduction of 37.5% below 1990 levels by 2030. The province would like to reduce the amount of petroleum-based products used by 40% between now and 2030 and increase the total amount of renewable energy being produced by 25% above the current figure during that same period.
Reports: The Transformation of the Polish Coal Sector
March 8, 2018
Poland has a strong tradition of coal mining and coal fired power.
News: IISD and others call on Ministers to fulfil their commitments to reform and phase out fossil fuel subsidies
December 12, 2017
IISD along with 37 other groups wrote to the Government of Canada to press upon "'the importance of fulfilling its commitments to the G7 and G20 to reform and phase out fossil fuel subsidies in Canada over the medium term."