June 5, 2019 |Energy challenges are similar across the world. Fortunately, so are the solutions. In many cases, subsidy reform and energy efficiency are closely linked and mutually supportive.
May 28, 2019 |A new report provides the first internationally agreed-upon methodology that will help UN countries increase transparency on fossil fuel subsidies.
May 23, 2019 |Between 2015 and 2018, 50 countries undertook some level of fossil fuel subsidy reform. However, the International Energy Agency (IEA) found that consumer subsidies increased slightly in 2017.
April 8, 2019 |Energy transitions are about people: the ones who make the decisions and the ones affected by those decisions. A ‘Just Transition’ approach ensures the affected people are considered by those making decisions.
Reports: Beyond Fossil Fuels: Indonesia's fiscal transition
Indonesia is one of the few developing countries that has the capability of reducing fiscal independence on revenues from fossil fuel production as government revenues are in rapid decline. Investments in renewable energy can be one of the sectors driving diversification of the Indonesian economy and its fiscal transition away from fossil fuels.
#G20takeaction now: Civil society organizations call for G20 governments to end subsidies to fossil fuels
August 16, 2018 |On behalf of IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), I presented at the panel discussion on Addressing the Challenges for the Global Energy Transition towards Climate Compatible Future on August 7 at the Civil 20 (C20) Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The summit’s objective was to facilitate an exchange among civil society representatives from G20 and other countries on the G20 agenda.
Reports: A Dialogue on a Just and Managed Transition to a Paris-Aligned Low-Carbon Future
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Oil Change International (OCI) hosted a Chatham House Rule round table discussion on the just and managed transition in May 2018. This discussion paper highlights key outcomes from this round table for the purposes of informing continuing conversation.
Reports: The End of Coal: Alberta's coal phase-out
May 14, 2018
In November 2015, the Canadian province of Alberta committed to a phase-out of coal power by 2030. The phase-out of coal power in Alberta will involve the retirement of over 40 per cent of Alberta’s 2016 installed capacity and the de facto phase-out of local thermal coal mines.