30 Nov '15, 9pm

Key calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies and wins Fossil of the Day https://t.co/JZ2w3dUjgF #cop21 #stopdeepseaoil http…

Key calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies and wins Fossil of the Day https://t.co/JZ2w3dUjgF #cop21 #stopdeepseaoil http…

As world leaders up the ante on the opening day of the Paris Climate Summit, the first place Fossil of the Day award is a double-act. New Zealand claim a top spot for rather hilariously, or not, urging countries to phase out fossil fuel subsidies while shelling out big bucks to prop up fossil fuel production to the tune of $80 million. Prime Minister John Key showed a degree of hypocrisy by claiming, at a Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform event, that New Zealand is a leader on fossil fuel subsidy abolition - despite the country’s fossil fuel production subsidies have increasing seven-fold since his election in 2008. His phoney grandstanding came just a week after claiming that New Zealand ‘doesn't need to be and shouldn't be a leader in climate change’. Are you getting mixed signals too? Or is it just us? Joining New Zealand on the winners podium (drum roll please) for...

Full article: http://www.climatenetwork.org/node/5403

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