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2020 Virtual Forum on Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy

On 15 September 2020, experts from IEA, IISD, UN and numerous other institutions and universities discussed policies to wind down fossil fuel production, with special attention to a COVID-19 recovery.

15 September 2020
Event contact

Georgia Piggot


Parallel Session 1

Parallel Session 2 (en español)

When: 14:00 – 16:00 BST, September 15, 2020

The International Conference on Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy explores the many opportunities for, and challenges of, policies that aim to explicitly limit fossil fuel production, in recognition that many countries rely on fossil fuel extraction and trade for their energy security, economic development, and political influence.

A short virtual forum was held on September 15th 2020, in lieu of the planned conference, which has been rescheduled to 2021. This forum provided a taste of the issues that will be discussed in more detail at the 2021 conference, and explored some of the current Praissues that have altered the energy landscape in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.


14:00 – 15:00 BST (UTC+1)

Welcome and introduction

Peter Erickson & Georgia Piggot, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Fossil fuel production, COVID recovery, and just transitions 

Moderator: Anne-Sophie Cerisola, Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General


  • Fatima Denton, United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)
  • Ivetta Gerasimchuk, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • Christophe McGlade, International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Tatiana Mitrova, SKOLKOVO Energy Centre, Moscow School of Management
  • Moustapha Kamal Gueye, International Labour Organisation (ILO)


15:00 – 16:00 BST (UTC+1)

Parallel Session 1
Prospects for international cooperation to manage a transition away from fossil fuel production 

Moderator: Kathryn Harrison, University of British Columbia


  • Geir B. Asheim, Department of Economics, University of Oslo
  • Harro van Asselt, Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law, University of Eastern Finland Law School
  • Tzeporah Berman, Stand.Earth and York University
  • Navroz Dubash, Centre for Policy Research

Parallel Session 2 (en Español)
Las implicaciones de la caída del precio del petróleo (y otros combustibles fósiles) para regiones productoras en ALC: una señal de advertencia para lo que viene? 

Moderadora: Ana Carolina González, Ford Foundation


  • Carlos Monge, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
  • Leila Salazar-López, Amazon Watch
  • Mauro Francisco Chávez Rodríguez, Wood MacKenzie Brazil
  • Catalina Toro Pérez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Topics and subtopics
Climate : Climate policy, Fossil fuels
Related centres
SEI US , SEI Oxford

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