June 22, 2020 |COVID-19 and low global energy prices have hit Indonesia’s fossil fuel sector hard. The country's stimulus has focused on public health and social safety nets; its energy sector, meanwhile, is receiving tax incentives.
May 27, 2020 |A temporary fuel tax hike on gasoline and diesel is one of the fairest, greenest ways to fund post-pandemic economic stimulus packages.
May 20, 2020 |We must aim to support businesses, incomes, and food security while creating a more sustainable future for fisheries.
May 11, 2020 |If the world is to recover better from the pandemic, we must avoid a scenario where efforts to overcome one crisis lock us into another. It is possible to support vulnerable groups, including fossil fuel workers, and stop propping up an industry that needs to be winding down.
April 29, 2020 |IISD experts Peter Wooders and Ivetta Gerasimchuk discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the clean energy transition, renewable energy and fossil fuel subsidies.
March 27, 2020 |Alberta's orphan wells require proper decommissioning to prevent harm to the environment and surrounding community, but who will pay for this? Canadians are facing many struggles right now: an unprecedented economic slowdown due to COVID-19, a global oil price shock, and the still-urgent challenge of transitioning to a low-carbon future.
October 24, 2019 |There’s no question that abandoning fossil fuel subsidies will benefit the economy and the planet, but as protests in Ecuador show, reforms require careful design and considerate execution in order to look after the vulnerable and get citizens on board.
October 16, 2019 |Thousands of people, youth especially, were calling for Indonesia and countries around the world to live up to their commitments on climate change. Students were coming together to demonstrate that they were no longer willing to simply go along with what their leaders were proposing. How can the government answer their calls?
October 9, 2019 |Imagine driving into a gas station to fill up your car’s gas tank and seeing this stark notice affixed to the pump: “Warning: Burning fossil fuels kills.”
October 8, 2019 |September 2019 marked ten years since the Group of 20 (G20) committed to “Rationalize and phase out over the medium term inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption” as part of the Pittsburgh Summit in 2009. Very little has changed since then...
Blog: Energy Efficiency and Subsidy Reform: A virtuous circle
June 5, 2019 |
Energy challenges are similar across the world. Fortunately, so are the solutions. In many cases, subsidy reform and energy efficiency are closely linked and mutually supportive.
May 28, 2019 |A new report provides the first internationally agreed-upon methodology that will help UN countries increase transparency on fossil fuel subsidies.
May 28, 2019 |Our oceans and fish stocks—and the populations that depend on them—all suffer from the consequences of overfishing. The time has come for concrete actions.
May 23, 2019 |Between 2015 and 2018, 50 countries undertook some level of fossil fuel subsidy reform. However, the International Energy Agency (IEA) found that consumer subsidies increased slightly in 2017.
April 8, 2019 |Energy transitions are about people: the ones who make the decisions and the ones affected by those decisions. A ‘Just Transition’ approach ensures the affected people are considered by those making decisions.
March 26, 2019 |Workers at the Hendrina coal power station in Mpumalanga, South Africa, are unsure if they will soon be joining the former workers at the nearby Optimum coal plant, protesting outside a shuttered plant.
March 8, 2019 |Millions of dollars worth of fossil fuel subsidies could be better targeted by governments to benefit poor women including energy subsidies and policies.
February 14, 2019 |How can lessons from India and China help Indonesia save millions of lives?
Action, Ambition and Advantage - Stories, Swaps and a Network for Success on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform
January 15, 2019 |Many countries are leading the way and along with the private sector: several organizations shared stories and actions for success at the recent United Nations climate change talks in Katowice, Poland.
December 7, 2018 |The yellow vest protesters have taken over the streets of France in late November and early December, for many, this raises questions of who they are and what they are protesting.