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News: WTO subsidy dispute round-up

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.

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News: Fossil-fuel subsidies round-up: March and April 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.

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Press Release: Press release: GSI tackles reform of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies ahead of G-20 meeting of finance ministers

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.

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News: Fossil-fuel subsidies round-up: February 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.

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News: Fossil-fuel subsidies round-up: January 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.

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News: Iran parliament rejects call to withdraw subsidy reform bill

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.

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News: Car-scrapping schemes boost European market in 2009, but at what cost?

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.

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News: GSI call for proposals: Canadian oil industry study

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.

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