Our Issue Experts
Yanick’s research focuses on fossil fuel subsidy reform in Canada, climate change and energy policy, international climate change talks under the United Nations, climate finance and capacity building, and carbon pricing mechanisms.Yanick’s recent projects include participating in the development of Morocco’s INDC and of two guidebooks to the UNFCCC negotiations for French-speaking negotiators (COP 21, Paris; COP 22, Marrakech), published by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). Yanick also provided Strategic advice for Green Climate Fund accreditation to a regional development bank and a national development bank (confidential clients). This effort included full support (including analysis of gaps in policies and procedures to meet the GCF requirements and a strategy to fill those gaps) until the submission of a completed application to the GCF. Yanick is fluent in English and French.
- New poll shows Canadians want to end public subsidies for oil and gas companiesNew polling shows that Canadians are strongly opposed to federal and provincial governments using public dollars to subsidize oil and gas companies.
- G7 Fossil Fuel Subsidy Scorecard: Tracking the phase-out of fiscal support and public finance for oil, gas and coalWhile progress is being made to transition away from fossil fuels, this analysis shows that G7 governments continue to provide at least USD 100 billion in subsidies to the production and use of coal, oil and gas that may hinder or delay these shifts.
- Les subventions du gouvernement à la consommation et au développement d'hydrocarbures au QuébecDe 2011-12 à 2016-17, le gouvernement du Québec a ainsi versé en moyenne 300 millions de dollars par année en allègement à la taxe sur les carburants, des mesures qui vont à l’encontre d’une diminution de la consommation d’hydrocarbures.
- Making the Switch: From fossil fuel subsidies to sustainable energyThis report estimates fossil fuel subsidies to be around USD 425 billion. Such subsidies represent large lost opportunities for governments to invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development.
- Costing Energy and Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Nunavut: A mapping exerciseThis report, entitled Costing Energy and Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Nunavut, was commissioned by World Wildlife Fund Canada and undertaken by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
- Meeting Canada's Subsidy Phase-Out Goal: What it means in QuebecIISD takes a preliminary look at consumer fossil fuel subsidies in Quebec, which it estimates at roughly CAD 270 million in 2015.
- Unpacking Canada's Fossil Fuel Subsidies Oil, gas and coal are multi-billion dollar businesses, yet every year fossil fuel companies get billions in tax breaks and handouts. This website was created to cut through the jargon, so you can understand what’s really happening, debate it, and propose solutions for Canadians and Canada’s economy.
- Meeting Canada's Subsidy Phase-Out Goal: What it means in SaskatchewanThis commentary takes a very preliminary look at consumer fossil fuel subsidies in Saskatchewan. Our initial research identifies roughly CAD 182 million in 2015 in the form of financial supports for the consumption of fossil fuels.
- Meeting Canada's Subsidy Phase-Out Goal: What it means in OntarioIISD examines some of the fossil fuel subsidies in place in Ontario, how the government is responding to them and where more can be done.
- G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production: CanadaThis country study and accompanying data sheet compiles publicly available information on fossil fuel production subsidies in Canada in 2013 and 2014.
- Key Issues on the Road to Paris: A briefing note on COP 21 for the members of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP)The year 2015 is crucial in the fight against climate change.From November 30 to December 11, representatives of 196 countries will meet in Paris...
- Towards a Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Ontario: IISD input to MOECC’s Climate Change Discussion PaperThe Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change released its Ontario Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015. This brief outlines IISD’s...