Webinars

Information about upcoming and past webinars. Materials shared during webinars can be downloaded below (if available publicly).

Self and Peer Reviews

Date: March 22, 2018
Description:

Voluntary peer reviews of FFS are a first step in the G20 and APEC commitments to phase out FFS. Self- and peer reviews of FFS are a tool for increasing transparency and accountability for the policies that potentially act against sustainable development. 12 countries around the world have completed or committed to such reviews under the G20 or the APEC processes. This webinar explains how peer reviews work, what are the advantages, and will share experiences of countries that went through the process.

Communications

Date: May 16, 2018
Description:

A key step of any reform is the communication to the population and managing the public opinion. Engagement and communications with the general public and civil society stakeholders are crucial to ensure a smooth, inclusive, bottom-up approach to reform.

This webinar will share lessons from relevant countries.

FFS reform to sustainable energy (“SWAPS” and climate impacts)

Date: June 14, 2018 (TBC)
Description:

In addition to having positive climate impacts, the reform of FFS unlocks public finances that can be used to fund other government’s sustainable development priorities. This is called a SWAP. The webinar will present the concept, impact, current examples of SWAPS and propose potential cases.

Mitigation measures and cash transfers to the poor

Date: September 20, 2018 (TBC)

Description:

One of the main pillars of an effective reform of subsidies to fossil fuels is to ensure that reforms are implemented in a manner that safeguards the poorest. This webinar will share country experiences from relevant countries.

TBC

Date: October 25, 2018 (TBC)
Description:

Several topics will be proposed to participants to vote. Participants are also invited to propose topics of their interest. Potential options will be: LPG subsidies, electricity subsidies, FFS and trade, FFS and gender, etc.

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