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.

10 December 2018

Upscaling clean energy from fossil fuel subsidies swaps

Participants: Finland, Norway, Indonesia, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), CUTS Lusaka, SITRA and Iberdrola. Where and When Monday, 10th December, 10:15 – 11:30 Nordic Council of Ministers Pavilion View More Details

02 October 2018

The role of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform towards achieving Agenda 2030’s sustainable objectives and its impact on trade

The Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform is an informal group of non-G20 countries aiming to build political consensus on the importance of fossil fuel subsidy reform. The Friends work internationally within forums such as the G20, APEC, OECD, UNFCCC, Agenda 2030 and the WTO to promote the benefits of reform, and to provide information […]

18 July 2018

HLPF Side Event: Leadership on fossil fuel subsidy reform for sustainable energy access and poverty reduction

Leadership is required to move away from inefficient and harmful fossil fuel subsidies (SDG 12) towards sustainable energy systems with access to energy for all (SDG 7). Fossil fuel subsidies stood at about USD 425 billion in 2015. This is 7.5 times more than the amount of financing required for universal electricity access. Reforming subsidies […]

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