Philip Gass is Lead, Transitions in the IISD Energy program. His recent work has focused on development of fiscal policy approaches that facilitate GHG mitigation including carbon pricing and subsidy reform.
Phil also works directly on economic models that promote sustainability including the green economy, circular economy, and just transitions. In Indonesia he has focused on strategies to shift from coal to renewable energy and in Canada his recent work has included efforts to encourage producer and consumer fossil fuel subsidy reform. He has a background in political economy and stakeholder engagement, having worked in a legislative setting in Canada prior to joining IISD.
- Current Status of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs)This commentary highlights the current status of negotiations on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement heading into COP 25.
- Meeting Canada's Subsidy Phase-Out Goal: What it means in SaskatchewanThis commentary takes a very preliminary look at consumer fossil fuel subsidies in Saskatchewan. Our initial research identifies roughly CAD 182 million in 2015 in the form of financial supports for the consumption of fossil fuels.
- Meeting Canada's Subsidy Phase-Out Goal: What it means in OntarioIISD examines some of the fossil fuel subsidies in place in Ontario, how the government is responding to them and where more can be done.
- Environmental Policies under an Obama Administration: Is Change in the Air?The day after Barack Obama's November 4, 2008, election victory, EM asked leaders within the Air ...