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Best Practices with Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (NOAK)


The event presents Nordic and international best practices from reform champions based on practical country examples of successfully undertaken reforms, including their impact or effect on other sectors (e.g. public transportation, poverty alleviation, renewable energy). The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.


10:30 Welcome

Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of Agriculture and the Environment, Finland

10:35 Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Reform and NDCs

Laura Merrill, Senior Researcher and GSI Operations Manager, IISD

10:50 Comments

Markku Ollikainen, Chair of the Finnish Climate Change Panel and Professor, University of Helsinki

11:00 Perspectives about subsidy reform

  • Karthik Ganesan, Research Fellow, CEEW, India
  • Selamawit Desta Wubet, National climate Change Negotiator, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ethiopia 
  • Angie An, Research Associate, Energy Research Institute, China (tbc)
  • Laura Merrill, IISD
  • Markku Ollikainen, University of Helsinki

The event will be webstreamed. Light snacks and drinks are provided. More information in the brand-new Nordic report “Learning from Leaders: Nordic and International Best Practice with Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform”:

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