20 Jun '12, 3pm

on subsidies at #Rioplus20:

on subsidies at #Rioplus20:

Update on #EndFossilFuelSubsidies Proposals at Rio+20 Submitted by Jamie Henn on 20 June, 2012 - 08:10 As the final high-level segment of negotiations begin here at Rio+20, a proposal to end nearly $1 trillion in fossil fuel subsidies hangs in the balance. In the weeks leading up to Rio+20, it seemed unlikely that the summit would even discuss fossil fuel subsidies -- diplomats were preparing to offer up vague commitments and empty sound-bytes about “the future we want,” while avoiding difficult issues. But thanks to a massive outcry from the global public, a proposal to end fossil fuel subsidies was successfully thrust onto the agenda. Over a million people signed petitions to world leaders demanding that they “turn $1 trillion green” by transferring public money from polluter handouts to clean energy and sustainable development. Big actions here at Rio+20 helped focus th...

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