Every year, governments pay billions of dollars to their fishing industries to carry on fishing even though stocks are seriously depleted. The Geneva-based World Trade Organisation (WTO) is holding a ministerial conference on July 15 to seek an agreement on banning harmful fisheries subsidies, a main factor in overfishing.
News, indicators and facts of the work of the Green Fiscal Policy Network and our partners in Switzerland.
The Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade currently has 16 co-sponsors. Ambassador Chad Blackman of Barbados, one of the Dialogue’s co-coordinators, said the 21 June discussions
In recent news about NDCs, the UK, Switzerland, and Costa Rica have highlighted their goals of net zero emissions by 2050, in line with global warming of 1.5°C.The UK’s commitment
Peru and Switzerland sign ‘world’s first’ carbon offset deal under the Paris Agreement (Climate Change News)
In an agreement that took two years to negotiate, Peru will get finance for sustainable development projects while Switzerland takes credit for the emissions cuts. Switzerland has struck a carbon offsetting agreement
2020 was supposed to be the year the EU would launch its ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis. But why does Europe sabotage its climate goals by subsidising the
Switzerland’s parliament has voted in favour of introducing an environmental levy on airline tickets. The Swiss federal assembly says 135 of 195 members approved the proposal, which last year received
Turning the Paris Agreement’s greenhouse gas emissions pledges into domestic policies is the next challenge for governments. This paper by Stefano Carattini, Andrea Baranzini, Philippe Thalmann, Frédéric Varone and Frank Vöhringe explores the acceptability of
The 2013 OECD Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels identifies and estimates direct budgetary transfers and tax expenditures relating to fossil fuel production and consumption.