Tag: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

All Hands On Deck To Confront The Energy Crisis

| 15 November 2022
Blog, Trade | Tags: Carbon Pricing, Energy, Fossil Fuel Subsidies
The current energy crisis illustrates once again the importance of reliable, diversified and affordable energy sources. Strong price increases inflict heavy economic damages: if coal, oil and gas retain their recent high prices, global spending on energy will reach 13% of GDP in 2022 – ... continue reading

G7 Countries Must Urgently Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

, and | 8 April 2022
Fiscal, Policy Briefs | Tags: Climate Change, Fossil Fuel Subsidies
The world’s governments have pledged to fight climate change, yet many still subsidize fossil fuels, the combustion of which increases GHG emissions. Phasing out these subsidies is thus vital to combating climate change. What this Policy Brief proposes is that G7 Governments reaffirm their commitment ... continue reading

Green Fiscal Reform Was Not Invited to the G20’s Tango Show

| 1 August 2018
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Carbon Pricing, Climate Change, Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Latin America
The Argentine G20 presidency has three concrete priorities: jobs, infrastructure, and food security. Strikingly though, carbon pricing was not invited for Tango. Indeed, the absence of carbon pricing as well as green fiscal reform among the list of priorities within this year’s agenda jeopardizes the ... continue reading

Tax Expenditure and the Treatment of Tax Incentives for Investment

, , , , , and | 12 July 2018
Fiscal, Policy Briefs | Tags: Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Investment, Tax Expenditures
Governments use tax expenditures to boost investment, innovation and employment. However, these schemes are largely opaque, costly and often ineffective in reaching their stated goals. They also frequently trigger unwanted side effects. In order to improve the performance of these tools, we present three concrete ... continue reading

Tax Expenditures and the Environment: Strengthening the Spotlight

| 8 November 2017
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Energy, Environment, Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Tax Expenditures
Tax expenditures – government spending through deductions, exemptions, and other benefits granted through the tax code – are significant and have wide ranging environmental implications. A stronger green fiscal policy spotlight on them is critical. ... continue reading