Timely seminars and high level events help promote reform. Events are ordered chronologically and include an impressive number of influential speakers from around the world.

Raising Ambition in NDCs via fossil fuel subsidy reform, taxation and swaps: country results


15.00-15.10 Welcome and Chair
Kay Harrison, New Zealand

15.10-15.25 Introduction and Opening Remarks

15.25-15.40 GSI-IF Modelling Results
Dr Andrea Bassi, GSI-IISD

15.40-15.50 Policy implications from findings
Laura Merrill, GSI-IISD

15.50-16.00 Reform effort and investment in Sustainable Development including social safety nets
Country speaker (TBC)

16:00-16:10 Friends FFSR and Switzerland’s support
Jacques Ducrest, Switzerland

16.10-16.20 UNFCCC implications and transparency on FFS for effective reform (Finnish experience)

16.20-16.30 Questions, Mentimeter

Practical information

Monday 20 June 2019 | 15:00-16:30 | World Conference Center Bonn | Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2, 53113 Bonn, Germany


Free entry with UNFCCC accreditation

Live streaming

This event will be live streamed here.

The Friends group was formed in June 2010 to support G20 and APEC leaders’ commitments to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. The Friends encourage the G20 and APEC to implement their initiative as soon as possible, with maximum ambition and transparency.

Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform are

  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay