Category: Extractives

A key challenge facing many resource-rich low- and middle-income economies is how to mobilize and effectively use volatile revenues from resource extraction, while addressing the social and environmental externalities of mining activities, such as groundwater contamination, acid mine drainage, and methane leaks from oil and gas operations. Green fiscal policies have the potential to raise revenue from the extractives sector while addressing its negative impacts.

Fossil fuel industry gets subsidies of $11m a minute, IMF finds

The fossil fuel industry benefits from subsidies of $11m every minute, according to analysis by the International Monetary Fund. The IMF found the production and burning of coal, oil and gas was subsidised by $5.9tn in 2020, with not a single country pricing all its fuels sufficiently to reflect their full supply and environmental costs.

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