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.

04 December 2023

COP 28 Side Event | Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Bridging discussions in climate and trade forums

Watch Online While there are commitments, agreements, and discussions within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), G20, UN Sustainable Development Goals, Convention on Biological Diversity, and World Trade Organization (WTO), at a global level there has, so far, been limited progress on fossil fuel subsidy reform and on shifting public financial flows […]

11 November 2022

COP 27 Side Event | Intersection of Surging Energy Prices and Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A window for action

Watch the livestream Fossil fuels are the primary cause of human-induced climate change, causing pollution and premature deaths and leading to other negative externalities, such as urban congestion and biodiversity loss. Fossil fuel subsidies are often intended to protect the poor, but most subsidy benefits tend to be captured by higher-income households, exacerbating inequality. Governments […]

16 May 2022

Subsidizing Fossil Fuels in Times of High Energy Prices: Fossil fuel subsidy reform in trade and climate discussions

Register to Attend In-Person (Location: International Environment House II, Geneva) » Register for Online Webinar » Effectively addressing fossil fuel subsidies is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting climate change, thus allowing member states to achieve global goals. Fossil fuel subsidy reform (FFSR) will deliver trade, economic, social, and environmental benefits and release […]

01 February 2022

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Moving from commitments to action in 2022

Despite long-standing commitments in international forums, governments around the globe continue to spend hundreds of billions each year to subsidize fossil fuels, further encouraging the wasteful consumption of fossil fuels and slowing the uptake of clean alternatives. 2022 must be the year that governments shift from commitments to action. This virtual event, organized by the […]

15 September 2021

Webinar: Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform for Green Recovery and Greater Climate Ambition

Fossil fuel subsidy reform is a necessary prerequisite to green recovery and a key tool for increasing climate ambition and motivating clean energy transition. This virtual event, organized by the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFFSR) in collaboration with the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and with support from the […]

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