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Nigeria formally abolishes its petrol subsidies – Sweden want to link bailouts for airline SAS to climate change mitigation conditions – working from home can save emissions, 15 to 21 June

Climate policy | Petrol consumption subsidies (Nigeria) Emission impacts Climate change mitigation condition for airline (Sweden) | The role of carbon markets in recovery Climate friendly recovery for the energy sector

 

Climate policy. Will the crisis be favorable or detrimental to climate policy, by ING: https://think.ing.com/uploads/pdf-replacements/ING-Think-will-climate-action-survive-covid-19_%284%29.pdf

Petrol consumption subsidies (Nigeria). Nigeria has formally abolished its petrol consumption subsidies www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/oil/060520-nigerias-president-confirms-removal-of-gasoline-subsidies , but others doubt that it is really done: www.barrons.com/news/virus-crisis-puts-nigeria-corrupt-fuel-subsidy-system-in-spotlight-01592107805;

Emission impacts. Home office related energy use and emission reduction compared to commuting, from IEA: https://www.iea.org/commentaries/working-from-home-can-save-energy-and-reduce-emissions-but-how-much

Climate change mitigation condition for airline (Sweden). Sweden wants to link the 0.5 billion bailouts for airline SAS to climate change mitigation conditions, see https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2020/06/16/sweden-to-invest-in-airline-sas-with-green-strings-attached/#7adccccd66e3

Climate friendly recovery for the energy sector. How should recovery programmes for the energy sector be designed to be climate friendly, by IEA: webstore.iea.org/download/direct/3008

Design of Climate friendly recovery for China. By RMI: rmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Achieving-a-green-recovery-for-China-June-2020.pdf

Design of climate friendly recovery for the Caribbean. By RMI: rmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Green-Stimulus-in-the-Caribbean-June-2020.pdf

Climate friendly recovery in Africa. By UNECA: www.uneca.org/sites/default/files/PublicationFiles/acpc_discussion_paper_on_post_covid-19_and_climate_change_-_jun_2020_2.pdf

The role of carbon markets in recovery. By Goldman Sachs: https://www.goldmansachs.com/insights/pages/gs-research/carbonomics-green-engine-of-economic-recovery-f/report.pdf