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March 2019
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This policy brief, India's Energy Transition: The Impact of the goods and services tax on solar photovoltaic and coal power costs, assesses the impact of India's Goods and Services Tax (GST) on energy source preferences and the cost of energy production. The introduction of the GST appears to provide a relative bias in favour of coal-based power.
February 2019
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This report presents the key insights and recommendations from the Advancing Natural Infrastructure in Canada forum, convened by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and partners in November 2018. This forum brought together experts in related fields from across the country to discuss how Canada can use Natural Infrastructure (NI) to build more resilient cities, towns and landscapes in the face of increasing climate uncertainty.
January 2019
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
In advance of Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance releasing their recommendations on the best finance and investment structures for climate action, Leveraging Sustainable Finance Leadership in Canada sets out a three-year policy roadmap to funnel private investment into a sustainable Canadian economy.
January 2019
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This publication, Beyond Fossil Fuels: Indonesia's fiscal transition, makes a first attempt at an integrated analysis of how Indonesia both taxes and subsidizes production and consumption of oil, gas, coal, and electricity (most of which is generated with coal). The paper also explores lessons learned from Indonesia’s reduction of fiscal dependence on fossil fuels.
December 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This report aims to support governments of developed and developing countries in their endeavour to make energy transitions just. It brings together political and communications strategies for a just transition, building on research and case studies of energy transitions that have happened or that are happening in Canada, Egypt, Indonesia, India, Poland and Ukraine.
November 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Oil Change International, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Group of 20 (G20) governments have committed to ending government support to fossil fuels through a number of reform pledges, yet subsidies continue. Change is possible, however. This working paper has brought together examples illustrating how reforms can be enabled and implemented to align the flows of public money with the Paris Agreement and SDGs.
October 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
The report Comprehensive Wealth in Canada 2018: Measuring what matters in the long term tries to measure the comprehensive wealth in Canada. Comprehensive wealth in this report means the country's produced, natural, human, financial and social capital. The findings of the report suggest that the concerns for Canada's future in terms of comprehensive wealth is well-founded as the analysis demonstrates that the foundation of the GDP growth is fragile.
September 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Canada is still the largest provider of subsidies to oil and gas production in the G7 per unit of GDP. This briefing spotlights the remaining subsidies to oil and gas production in Canada, focusing on two specific types of subsidies: direct transfers and fiscal exemptions made available to fossil fuel extraction and production.
September 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Carbon pricing instruments come in many shapes and forms; in this report, IISD analyzes the possible development of innovative approaches to linking carbon pricing instruments and considers how carbon pricing club members could reduce emissions while keeping costs low.
July 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls upon the global community to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. Often people assume that fossil fuel subsidies help the poor by making energy more affordable.

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