GSI’s work in South Africa produces research and policy engagement on electricity sector reform, mechanisms to promote renewable energy and support for ensuring a just transition away from coal towards a decarbonized energy system.
Geneva, November 13, 2019 – As the BRICS leaders’ summit starts in Brazil, a new report is the first of its kind to bring together data on both revenues and subsidies related to fossil fuels in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Beyond Fossil Fuels: Fiscal Transition in BRICS, from the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Leave it in the
More than 300 representatives from governments, NGOs and social organizations of 44 countries participated in the event, which aimed to quicken the pace of reforms and investment in renewable energy in order to keep the rise in global temperatures below 2°C.
Workers at the Hendrina coal power station in Mpumalanga, South Africa, are unsure if they will soon be joining the former workers at the nearby Optimum coal plant, protesting outside a shuttered plant.
Jointly prepared by IISD, OCI and ODI, this country study and accompanying data sheet compiles publicly available information on fossil fuel production subsidies in South Africa in 2013 and 2014.
It is a background paper to the report Empty promises: G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production and provides a baseline to track progress on the phase-out of such subsidies as part of a wider global energy transition.