Tilburg Law and Economics Center

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TILEC Work in Progress: Anna Marhold

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Reform and Climate Change Mitigation: Options for Constraining Dual Pricing in the Multilateral Trading System.
10:45-11:45, T 50A

This paper will explore options for constraining dual pricing policies (i.e. the sale of fossil fuel energy domestically at below global market prices) in the multilateral trading system beyond its trade-distortive effects, and refocus the discussion on dual pricing as part of the bigger challenge of combating climate change. It will approach dual pricing from the angle of the broader task to reform environmentally harmful fossil fuel subsidies. After providing some background, the contribution explores two main avenues for dealing with dual pricing: First, it will discuss what possibilities exist under current WTO rules. Second, it will proceed to explore what action the WTO can take beyond the current legal toolkit in the wider context of fossil fuel subsidies reform. 

When: 01 November 2017 10:45

End date: 01 November 2017 11:45

Where: Tias building