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UNEP-UNECE SDG Indicator 12.C.1 Online Training
May 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - May 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
High-level presentation and technical training workshop on Indicator 12.c.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals
Amount of fossil-fuel subsidies per unit of GDP (production and consumption) and as a proportion of total national expenditure on fossil fuels
23-24-25 May 2022, 09.00 – 12.00 Geneva time (CEST/GMT +2 hours)The scale and impact of fossil fuel subsidies imply challenges and opportunities on the path to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On the one hand, the use of fossil fuels and their promotion through subsidy schemes negatively affects the ability of governments to achieve key goals, such as reducing poverty, improving health, achieving gender equality, access to energy and combating climate change. At the same time, it is necessary to ensure that poor households, which are particularly vulnerable to price increases, can obtain or maintain access to energy. UNEP and UN ECE co-organised this training for relevant stakeholders. This training provided participants with a clear understanding of the methodology developed for measuring fossil fuel subsidies through SDG12.c.1 and included a presentation of the template, as well as definitions and national experiences of fossil fuel statistics, globally and in the European region. The meeting saw over 80 participants. Participants were encouraged to be part to the event through series of exercises and group discussion.