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Supporting Sustainable Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform

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The overall project aims are to better understand the potential carbon reduction benefits from fossil fuel subsidy reform (FFSR), recognise reform as part of national carbon mitigation measures and utilise the opportunity of reform to build towards more sustainable and diverse energy systems.

In particular the project aims to develop a systematic and generic approach to both mapping potential carbon emissions reductions from FFSR and understanding links to complementary low-carbon energy policies with a partner country. This project also aims to detail and build support towards recognition of FFSR within the UNFCCC, notably through countries INDC process. 

  • Blog
    Success Stories and a Network on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

    Success Stories and a Network on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

    Many countries and private sector leaders shared fossil fuel subsidy reform success stories at the recent United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland. Read More
  • Blog
    What's Stalling the G20's Move to Clean Energy?

    What's Stalling the G20's Move to Clean Energy?

    Next year will mark a decade since G20 leaders met in Pittsburgh and promised to identify and eliminate subsidies to fossil fuels. In that time, trillions of dollars in government budgets have been spent to subsidize fossil fuel production and consumption. Read More
  • Blog
    The End of Coal? What to Watch for at the Upcoming UN Climate Conference (COP24)

    The End of Coal? What to Watch for at the Upcoming UN Climate Conference (COP24)

    While COP24 was always intended to be a "technical" conference—with parties focused on finalizing the details required to operationalize the Paris Agreement—there is potential for a strong political element to the discussion. Read More
  • Blog
    Not a Case of Either/Or: How government and mines in Zambia can save money through energy efficiency

    Not a Case of Either/Or: How government and mines in Zambia can save money through energy efficiency

    For years, Zambia’s large hydroelectric dams were able to meet the power needs of its mines, but facing rising electricity demands the country opted to increase generation using coal, diesel and heavy fuel oil. Read More
  • Commentary
    Carbon Dividends Could Save Carbon Pricing – and Create a New National Climate Consensus

    Carbon Dividends Could Save Carbon Pricing – and Create a New National Climate Consensus

    Dividend payouts could hold the key to Canada's carbon pricing strategy getting back on track. Read More
  • Video
    Webinar: Zombie Energy: Climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel production

    Webinar: Zombie Energy: Climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel production

    On Thursday February 16, 2017, IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative presented a webinar which convened experts who have crunched the numbers on both fiscal and climate benefits of ending fossil fuel subsidies at the level of countries, markets, and the entire world. This is a recording of that webinar. Read More