E15 Engagement Track on Fossil Fuel Subsides
ICTSD seeks to inform trade policymaking such that it supports climate action. In addition to our long-standing efforts in that regard, the E15 Initiative convened an Expert Group on Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System, which produced a list of policy options for trade and climate policymakers. One key element in that menu of options is to consider making use of the trade system for curbing fossil fuel subsidies. Similar recommendations came from across the E15 project. Meanwhile, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change have provided a framework on which such policy initiatives can be aligned.
Over the past two years, ICTSD has intensified its efforts in this area by exploring and developing innovative and groundbreaking legal and technical policy options for fossil fuel subsidy reform under the trade system. It has also convened trade delegates in Geneva and in capitals, as well as the broader climate change community around this issue, to test and refine ideas and to build support for action. The papers below reflect and record the knowledge generated through this engagement phase of work.
Anna Marhold (December 2017)
Heloísa Pereira (December 2017)
Joel Trachtman (October 2017)
James Bacchus (January 2016)
Gary Horlick and Peggy A. Clarke (January 2016)
Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz (January 2016)
Ilaria Espa and Sonia E. Rolland (February 2015)
Robert Howse (December 2013)
Implemented jointly by ICTSD and the World Economic Forum, the E15Initiative was established to convene world-class experts and institutions to generate strategic analysis and recommendations for government, business, and civil society geared towards strengthening the global trade and investment system for sustainable development.