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.
Cooperative, non-market and country-led—that was the order of the day when it came to fossil fuel subsidy reform (FFSR) at the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) from November 7–19 in Marrakech, Morocco. Across the two weeks, the conference attracted some 22,500 participants, and there were several side events held in English and French on the […]
25 May—Bonn, Germany—Over the last two weeks, countries met in Bonn to discuss the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Fiscal instruments—such as fossil fuel subsidy reform, fuel duty and carbon taxation—were raised throughout the meeting, which was supported by the Global Subsidies Initiative of IISD and the Friends of Fossil Fuel […]
15 April—Washington DC—For the fourth consecutive year, the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform organized a high level event on energy subsidy reform in Washington DC. Supported by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and co-organized with the United States and the World Bank, this year’s event was held during the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings on 15 April. Read a summary of the meeting here.
The GSI and the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform organized an event on 7th December 2015 at COP21 in Paris, entitled “Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Climate Change: National action and international phase out”. The speakers included several prominent ministers from FFFSR member countries such as Switzerland, Sweden and Norway, Fatih Birol, Executive Director of […]