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.

Upcoming Events

10 July 2019

Converting Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform into Opportunities for Climate Action

About Side event in the margins of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2019, co-sponsored by Costa Rica, New Zealand, Switzerland, Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, IISD/Global Subsidies Initiative and UNEP. Background Fossil-fuel subsidy reform is the missing piece of the climate change jigsaw and governments must deliver global actions to decrease emissions […]

20 June 2019

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

Agenda 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 […]

14 May 2019

Measuring Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals: Methodology Report Launch

Opening Remarks and Launch of the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Indicator: Steven Stone, Chief of the Resources and Markets Branch, UN Environment Thomas Haidon, Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO, New Zealand Moderator: Thomas Haidon, Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO, New Zealand Part 1: UN Environment presentation on ‘measuring fossil fuel subsidies in the context […]

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

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
  • Netherlands