Supporting Clean Energy Transitions Through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

About Lesson

This webinar was recorded & hosted LIVE on 7th September 2021 by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

Fossil fuel subsidies reduce the price of fossil fuels and distort energy markets, further fuelling the climate crisis. Fossil fuel subsidy reform (FFSR) can not only support transitions to clean energy, but also help make these transitions just and inclusive.

This webinar was presented by the Government of Denmark, the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the International Institute for Sustainable Development Global Subsidies Initiative (IISD-GSI), in the context of the Global Commission on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions, outlines how FFSR can contribute to clean energy transitions.

The event specifically focuses on practical examples of how to conduct FFSR in a way that supports people by taking into account issues such as gender, health, local community considerations, and broader social impacts. The panel further focuses on ways to approach people-centred clean energy transitions and how to seize opportunities and overcome barriers and challenges related to the issues identified.


Panelists: FFSR and Social Impacts

  • Peter Wooders | Principles of Fossil-Free Recovery and the Newly Launched Fossil Fuel Subsidy Tracker
  • Heather Adair-Rohani (Team Leader on Household Energy and Health, World Health Organization – WHO) | Health Impacts of FFSR
  • Ruddy Gobel (Head of Communications and Partnership, National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), Indonesia) | Community-Level and Social Impacts of FFSR and the Shift to Clean Energy
  • Tasneem Essop (Executive Director, Climate Action Network International) | FFSR, Civil Society Engagement and People-Centred Transition
  • Shruti Sharma (Associate and Energy Specialist, IISD) | Gender Aspects of FFSR


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