Germany and Mexico publish peer reviews of fossil fuel subsidies under G-20

16 November 2017 - Germany and Mexico released their voluntary peer reviews of fossil fuel subsidies under the G-20 during COP23 in Bonn. This publication is a step towards more transparency on what the G20 calls "inefficient fossil fuel subsidies". Germany’s peer...
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Put price on carbon, stop bad bets on fossil fuels – UN’s Guterres

15 November 2017 - Governments should put a price on carbon emissions to help combat global warming and stop making bad bets on fossil fuels, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at talks on a climate pact weakened by a U.S. pullout. Guterres told almost 200...
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Brazil’s oil sale plans prompt fears of global fossil fuel extraction race

15 November 2017 - The Brazilian government proposed tax relief up to US $300 billion to companies that develop offshore oilfields that opponents claim would use up 7% of humanity’s emission budget if global warming is to be kept below 2C. This bill contradicts...
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Ardern calls for end on subsidies of fossil fuels

10 November 2017 - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called for an end to subsidies for fossil fuels at the APEC CEO's Summit. Ardern has frequently described climate change as the greatest issue of her generation and did so again at the Summit. Ms Ardern took...
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Nordic countries prioritise fossil fuel subsidy reform

9 November 2017 - In April 2017, prime ministers of the Nordic countries launched a joint initiative - Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges. Fossil fuel subsidy reform was presented as a key priority of Nordic Climate Solutions, alongside Nordic Green to Scale, an...
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