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.

13 November 2017

Implementing Paris and the SDGs through Fuel Subsidy Reform and Taxation – Country Best Practice

6:30-8:00 PM Practical country and international efforts to remove fossil fuel subsidies and invest in renewables, public transport and energy efficiency. Phasing out USD 500 billion subsidies and introduction of fuel taxation has emissions reduction potential of 23% and liberates finance for sustainable energy. Translation into French will be provided. Refreshments will be offered.  

11 November 2017

Réforme des énergies fossiles en lien avec les CDN en Afrique Francophone

12:30 – 1:15 PM Description (in French): Cet événement visera à reprendre les principaux éléments du diner débat informel qui a été organisé le vendredi 3 novembre, avec des membres des délégations de plusieurs pays d’Afrique Francophone, sur le thème de de la mise en œuvre des Contributions Déterminées au niveau National (CDNs) de pays d’Afrique […]

21 April 2017

Energy Subsidy Reform: Country Experiences and Progress Made

The Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, Global Subsidies Initiative and the World Bank co-hosted a side event on April 21 during the 2017 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.  The side event, titled “Energy Subsidy Reform: Country Experiences and Progress Made,” was attended by country officials, members of international organizations and civil […]

15 November 2016

Learning from Leaders: How experts shed light on fossil fuel subsidy reform at COP 22

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 2016

Government Subsidies to Fossil Fuels are 22 Times Larger than Government Support to Adaptation on Climate Change

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 […]

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