Fossil fuel subsidies (USD, billions):
Fossil fuel subsidies with externalities (% of GDP):
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.
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
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,
The OECD-IEA Inventory of Support Measures for Fossil Fuels provides updated fossil fuel support data for 34 OECD member countries and six partner countries, including a number of measures applied