The side event ‘Leadership on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform for Sustainable Energy Access and Poverty Reduction’ took place during the HLPF in NY on 18 July, presented by the Government of New Zealand, in partnership with Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFFsR); the Governments of Finland and Switzerland; and the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) – Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI). This side event focused on fossil fuel subsidy reform as a means to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including through opportunities for financing and sustainable energy access. Panelists shared strategies, including better targeting of subsidies and shifts towards renewable energy and energy efficiency. IISD-Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) launched a report on interlinkages between energy access and fossil fuel subsidies.

Produced by Tasha Goldberg and filmed/edited by Hernán Aguilar. Film Archive: UNIFEED & IISD-GSI.