May 18, 2010
This month, the United States agreed to pay Brazilian cotton farmers US$ 1.473 million a year; and Boeing and Airbus both claimed victory over a WTO ruling on the EU's Launch Aid subsidies. Find out why in the WTO Subsidy Dispute Round-up.
May 18, 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 each month highlights important news stories that touch on this theme.
Press Release: Press release: GSI tackles reform of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies ahead of G-20 meeting of finance ministers
April 25, 2010
GENEVA—April 21, 2010—The International Institute for Sustainable Development's Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) has issued a five-part series of reports into how nations might remove fossil-fuel subsidies, on the eve of a meeting of G-20 finance ministers in Washington this week. GSI's Untold Billions: Fossil-fuel subsidies, their impacts and the path to reform provides necessary research and analysis to support the commitment by the G20 and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum to phase out inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies.
March 9, 2010
According to a recent analysis by farmsubsidy.org, in order to understand how the EU establishes its budget it is first necessary to appreciate the different characters and priorities of the EU's Member states. The report, Does the CAP fit?
News: Fossil-fuel subsidies round-up: February 2010
March 8, 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 Watchhas decided each month to highlight important news stories that touch on this theme.
News: India struggles to cap subsidy budget
February 9, 2010
The Indian government is reportedly considering the partial reform of fertilizer subsidies in an effort to reign back its fiscal deficit.
February 8, 2010
Following announcements that fossil-fuel subsidies will be phased out by the G-20, the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and a number of independent countries, including Iran, Nigeria and Bahrain, Subsidy Watchwill be highlighting the most interesting news stories that touch on this theme each month.
January 10, 2010
Controversy continues to surround Iran's bill on subsidy reform, with the government and parliament unable to agree on how the saved revenues should be managed. Tension has simmered since the parliament introduced an amendment to the bill in November 2009, which established that revenues would be saved in a special account for public spending.
January 10, 2010
The European Automobile Manufacturer's Association (ACEA) reports that passenger car sales in the first eleven months of 2009 show that car-scrapping schemes - programs in which vehicle owners are given money by the state to trade in old vehicles for new, more efficient ones - are a successful way to support car industries struggling in the recession.
December 5, 2009
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is conducting a research program on fossil-fuel subsidies as part of its Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI). We are currently welcoming proposals for a case study on subsidies to the petroleum industry in Canada. The report will form part of a series researching subsidies to specific energy sectors in both developing and developed countries.