Fossil Fuels subsidies take away from progress toward a low-carbon economy.
Outside of just the regressive nature of fossil fuel subsidies, fossil fuels more generally hurt both the health and wealth of nations, which extend past borders.
There are many types of fossil fuel subsidies with a wide range of implications on international trade. Fossil fuels can distort international trade flows, preventing meaningful steps towards cleaner sources of energy.
Due to the varied nature of fossil fuel subsidies, an examination of them must take into account multilateral, plurilateral, and regional agreements. International trade regimes are particularly posed to take action on fossil fuel subsidies.
Climate Strategies, SEI, and IISD has organised this workshop with panellists coming from IISD, OECD, SEI, SWP, and ICTSD. Christophe Bellman will be representing ICTSD at this event as a panellist.
- Christophe Bellman, ICTSD
- Ivetta Gerasimchuk, IISD
- Mark Halle IISD
- Ron Steenblik, OECD
- Harro van Asselt, SEI, University of Eastern Finland