Fossil fuel subsidies (USD, billions):
Fossil fuel subsidies with externalities (% of GDP):
Denmark, Costa Rica seek alliance to speed up the end of oil and gas
Denmark and Costa Rica are trying to forge an alliance of countries willing to fix a date to phase out oil and gas production and to stop giving permits for new exploration, government ministers said and documents showed.
France calls for global floor on carbon pricing
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called on Friday at a meeting with his G20 counterparts for a global minimum price for carbon emissions in the absence of a single global price.
G20 recognizes carbon pricing as climate change tool for first time
G20 finance leaders recognized carbon pricing as a potential tool to address climate change for the first time in an official communique on Saturday, taking a tentative step towards promoting the idea and coordinating carbon reduction policies.
Cutting Europe’s lifelines to coal – Tracking subsidies in 10 countries (ODI)
This report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reviews subsidies to coal in 10 countries that produce 84% of Europe’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions: France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece,
The Political Economy of Biodiversity Policy Reform (OECD)
This OECD report provides insights on the political economy of biodiversity related policy reforms. It draws on existing literature and four new case studies covering the French tax on pesticides,
Taxing Energy Use 2015 (OECD)
This OECD report provides a systematic analysis of the structure and level of energy taxes in OECD and selected partner countries, which together cover 80% of global energy use. The
COVID-19 and the climate crisis: Combining green budgeting and tax policy tools for better recovery (OECD)
By Elsa Pilichowski, Director of Public Governance, and Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration It has been said that the best preparation for tomorrow is
France – Country profile
Background France is an EU member state with a population of approximately 64 million people (OECD 2015). The industrial sector accounts for about 19.8 per cent of GDP, while services