Phasing out #IFFS – Realizing multiple benefits of energy subsidy reform: Fiscal, climate change and walfare gains
05th September 2017, 08:30am – 13:30pm
Hotel Four Seasons,
Paseo de la Reforma 500, 06600 CDMX, MX
In continuation of the first event on 20th July, disussing successful international pathways of reducing IFFS and the current situation in both Mexico and Germany, the objective of this joint event was to discuss the impacts of inefficient subsidies on climate mitigation policies, public finance and distributional effects.
At the event participated Lourdes Sanchez, Policy Advisor at the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD); Adrien Vogt-Schilb, Climate Change Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Vanessa Pérez-Cirera, Coordinator at the Research Centre on Sustainable Development of the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO); and Juan Carlos Arredondo Director General for Climate Change Policies, Mexican Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT). Miriam Grunstein, academia at (CIDE) and senior partner at Brilliant Energy moderated the event.
The event provided insights on how to increase policy coherence and economic efficiency in order to contribute to sustainable development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.