Side-event co-sponsered by CAN Europe and the Global Subsidy Initiative
Thursday December 10th, 12:30-14.00, European Pavilion, room 'Luxembourg'
Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies can unlock climate action and is therefore essential if we are to stay below 2 degrees warming. This event focuses on fossil fuel subsidies, particularly in Europe, and the mitigation potential a phase out of such subsidies could have. The event will discuss both challenges and solutions to enhance fossil fuel subsidies phase out and will bring together NGOs, industry and government representatives. It will include a discussion and Q & A with the participants.
Introduction: The imperative of FFS phase out.
Wendel Trio, Director, CAN Europe
The State of Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Jehan Sauvage, OECD
Fossil Fuel subsidies versus climate mitigation
Anja Kollmuss, climate policy coordinator, CAN Europe
Fossil Fuel Subsidy phase out: a major contribution to achieve greenhouse gas reductions
Laura Merrill, Senior Researcher, Global Subsidies Initiative
Lessons learned from fossil fuel subsidy phase out in Sweden
Anna Lindstedt, Ambassador for Climate Change, Sweden
Lessons learned from fossil fuel subsidy phase out in India
Dr Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of Council on Energy Environment and Water of India
Responses from Industry representatives
Joël Meggelaars, Public Affairs Advisor, European Wind Energy Association
Peter Droege di Maas, President of EUROSOLAR