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13 Oct 2016 Paris Time Conference

International Conference on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform


The International Energy Agency (IEA) held the International Conference on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform in Paris on 13 October 2016. High-level delegates from 21 countries and 12 international organisations met to discuss and share insights on the process of phasing out energy subsidies to fossil fuels, with focus on the reforms applied in Mexico and Indonesia. 

Agenda (final)

Conference Summary




Session 1: Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Main findings of IEA study and update from Mexico and Indonesia

1.1 Findings and key recommendations of the IEA study by Paul Simons, IEA Deputy Executive Director

1.2 Update recent developments on Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Indonesia by Dr. IGN Wiratmaja Puja, DG, MIGAS, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia.

1.3 Update recent developments on Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Mexico by Dr. César Alejandro Hernández Alva, DG for Market Monitoring and Analysis, Secretariat of Energy of Mexico.


Session 2: Update on multilateral peer-reviews

2.1 Introductory interventions 1 by Ron Steenblik, Special Counsellor, Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

2.2 Introductory interventions 2 by Abigail Demopulos, Deputy Director, U.S. Treasury


Session 3: Fuel pricing mechanisms – how to depoliticise prices

3.1 Distributive effects of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Latin America by Ariel Yepez, Head of Energy Division, Inter-American Development Bank.

3.2 Towards transparent fuel pricing mechanisms: international best practice by David Coady, Division Chief, Expenditure Policy Division, Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), IMF.

3.3 Experience with Fuel Subsidy Reform by Masami Kojima, Lead Energy Specialist, Oil, Gas, and Mining Unit, Sustainable Energy Department, World Bank.


Session 4: Electricity subsidies – Tariff structures and reform

4.1 Electricity Price Reform in Indonesia, by Jarman, Director General, Electricity, ESDM, Indonesia

4.3 Drivers and policy options for Financially Sustainable Electricity Systems by Peter Wooders, Group Director, Energy and Programme Leader, Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)