How can energy policies affect inequality & poverty?

Plus: why we need to keep some fossil fuels in the ground, mapping India’s energy policies, gas-fired power in South Africa, & more.
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*Can energy policies address poverty, inequality, AND climate change for a triple win? *
The new Energy Policy Tracker Poverty and Inequality Dashboard <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=3b429b5ad3&e=61a8051fab> assesses the social impact of more than 1,000 energy policies from over 30 countries. The analysis <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=90908448df&e=61a8051fab> finds that only 13% of the post-pandemic energy policies studied are expected to have both positive environmental and social effects, leaving a huge opportunity to increase these win-win policies.
To build policies that benefit both people and the planet, policy-makers must put poverty alleviation and inequality reduction at the heart of the energy transition <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=91077cc865&e=61a8051fab> . Explore the Dashboard » <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=07fac67b62&e=61a8051fab> <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=b939e306a1&e=61a8051fab> ROAD TO NET-ZERO: MAPPING INDIA’S ENERGY POLICIES
Fossil fuel subsidies in India were 9 times higher than clean energy subsidies in FY 2021. A new report <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=2ad89ab82e&e=61a8051fab> unpacks how to advance the country’s transition. <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=4cf1721bdf&e=61a8051fab> WHY PREVENTING NEW FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS ISN’T ENOUGH
A new study <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=af10cd1b14&e=61a8051fab> warns that emissions of existing fossil fuel projects are already expected to exceed the carbon budget for 1.5°C. <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=aaf55aed99&e=61a8051fab> SUBSIDIZING FOSSIL FUELS IN TIMES OF HIGH ENERGY PRICES
Watch <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=6950546886&e=61a8051fab> trade and climate experts discuss how to address the energy crisis strategically and avoid pressure to subsidize fossil fuels. <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=ad2f6ec0dd&e=61a8051fab> INCREASING FISCAL SPACE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY
Register now <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=1fc7f1950f&e=61a8051fab> for a webinar exploring how G20 governments can safeguard carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform. <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=9e5f2dd40b&e=61a8051fab> MAKE OR BREAK—GAS-FIRED POWER IN SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa doesn’t have a gas-fired power sector, but with cheaper renewable alternatives available, building one could be a costly mistake <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=72cc845de0&e=61a8051fab> . <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=08f7bec4db&e=61a8051fab> AGRICULTURAL ELECTRICITY SUBSIDIES ARE MISSING THE MARK
A survey in Haryana <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=ca90c32663&e=61a8051fab>, India <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=305a73b688&e=61a8051fab>, finds that the wealthiest farmers received 50% of agricultural electricity subsidies. The poorest? Only 30%. <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=2ce5d3b06c&e=61a8051fab> FOSSIL FUEL FUNDING COULD DERAIL CANADA’S NEW CLIMATE PLAN
Read <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=558893cf54&e=61a8051fab> how new fossil fuel projects and subsidies threaten to undermine Canada’s climate progress. <iisd.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=78abf941b6786fca0ed7e367d&id=905e4bf52f&e=61a8051fab> WHAT COULD A WTO DEAL ON FISHERIES SUBSIDIES LOOK LIKE?
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