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News: Fossil-fuel subsidies round-up: February and March 2011

Following announcements that fossil-fuel subsidies will be phased out, from the G-20, the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and a number of independent countries, including Iran, Nigeria and Bahrain, Subsidy Watch has decided each month to highlight important news stories that touch on this theme.

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News: WTO subsidy dispute round-up

In the past two months, the U.S. Congress has decided to continue paying Brazilian cotton farmers US$ 147 million a year; speculation intensifies as the United States enters into consultations with China over subsidies for wind energy; and the American Soybean Association makes noises about the potential trade impacts of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive.

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News: New Zealand coordinates 'Friends' group meeting in Cancun

CANCUN – 15th December – At the 16th Conference of Parties (COP-16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico, Tim Groser, the New Zealand Minister Responsible for International Climate Change Negotiations, convened an informal meeting of Ministers of small and medium-sized countries which support the reform of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.

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News: WTO subsidy dispute round-up

In the past two months, Japan has accused Canadian province Ontario of breaking WTO rules in its support for renewable energy; and the United States has launched an investigation into Chinese support for green industries more generally. Find out why in the WTO Subsidy Dispute Round-up.

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News: Fossil-fuel subsidies round-up: September and October 2010

Following announcements that fossil-fuel subsidies will be phased out, from the G-20, the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and a number of independent countries, including Iran, Nigeria and Bahrain, Subsidy Watch has decided each month to highlight important news stories that touch on this theme.

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News: Fossil-fuel subsidies round-up: July and August 2010

Following announcements that fossil-fuel subsidies will be phased out, from the G-20, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and a number of independent countries, including Iran, Nigeria and Bahrain, Subsidy Watch has decided each month to highlight important news stories that touch on this theme.

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News: Fossil-fuel subsidies round-up: May and June 2010

Following announcements that fossil-fuel subsidies will be phased out, from the G-20, APEC and a number of independent countries, including Iran, Nigeria and Bahrain, Subsidy Watchhas decided each month to highlight important news stories that touch on this theme.

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