18 Jun '12, 8am

Ending fossil fuels subsidies would be an environmental and economic win for the world #EndFossilFuelSubsidies #p2

Ending fossil fuels subsidies would be an environmental and economic win for the world #EndFossilFuelSubsidies #p2

This year, governments around the world are expected to pour nearly a trillion dollars in subsidies into one of the most profitable industries on the planet – the fossil fuel industry. NRDC and Oil Change International recently released an issue brief which lays out the benefits that come from eliminating subsidies for fossil fuels. Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies offers national governments an opportunity to address three pressing issues of our time – the urgent threat of climate change, global economic malaise and constrained government budgets. As a matter of policy, phasing out fossil fuel subsidies is a no brainer. Few policies exist that allow international leaders to reduce emissions by the equivalent of about half a billion cars, increase public revenues by nearly a trillion dollars while fostering economic growth. But the international community has been going i...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/aswift/ending_fossil_fu...

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on subsidies at #Rioplus20:

on subsidies at #Rioplus20:

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