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)
1-3 June 2022, 2.00pm – 4.00pm Bangkok time (GMT +7 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). The use of fossil fuels and their promotion through subsidy schemes negatively affects the ability of governments to achieve key goals, and weighs heavily on the national fiscal balance. The need to reform fossil fuel subsidies globally was highlighted by the creation of SDG target 12.c on the rationalization of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, and its related indicator 12.c.1.
The importance of this indicator lies in knowing and sizing existing subsidies based on reliable data, which increases transparency and informs decision-making. Reporting on a global indicator, which measures fossil fuel subsidies (FFS) from consumers and producers, provides a global picture. It also allows tracking of national and global trends, serving as an important guide for policy making.
In the current of high energy prices, it is now more important than ever to robustly calculate the amount of FFS, so that policies with respect to its repurposing and reform can take shape. The on-going data collection process for SDG12.c.1 and how this will support countries in producing high quality data to guide in this policy-making process.
UNEP and UN ESCAP are co-organising a training for relevant stakeholders. This workshop aims to provide participants with a clear understanding of the topic of fossil fuel subsidies at a national level and in the Asia Pacific region, and guide them through the methodology and template developed for measuring fossil fuel subsidies through SDG12.c.1.
- Measuring Fossil Fuel in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals
- SDG 12.c.1 indicator template
- Exercise sheet for the training session
- Raising climate ambition in Asia-Pacific through phasing out of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, Aneta Nikolova (UN ESCAP) and Sergey Tulinov (UN ESCAP)
- Statistical developments and SDG progress in the Asia Pacific Region, Alick Nyasulu (ESCAP)
- SDG 12.c.1 methodology indicator development, and main concepts, Claire Potdevin (UNEP)
- Presentation of the indicator template, Joachim Roth (International Institute for Sustainable Development, IISD)
- National experience of fossil fuel subsidies identification and reform :
- Anissa Suharsono (ISSD), Indonesia case
- Laura Lizano, Director for Planning Unit of the Energy Sector in Costa-Rica
- SDG Indicator 12.c.1 Training Materials, IISD
- Discussion about “Induced transfers” - Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Toru Muta (IEA)
- SDG indicator 12.c.1 training: Tax Expenditures, Mark Mateo (OECD)
- Fossil Fuel Tax Expenditures in Asia, Flurium Aliu (CEP)