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Energy Subsidies in Other Countries

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Media Coverage: Subsidies for fossil fuels finish! Sub-subsidy mining is the profound fruit for the financing and implementation of Agenda 2030

(Originally written in German, below is a preview of translated copy) Reduction and redistribution of fossil fuel subsidies (FFS) is a profound fruit for the financing and implementation of the global sustainable development targets (SDGs) of the UN Agenda 2030. First, FFS reform has a broad support base ranging from sustainable development to radical Advocates of free market and lean state enough.

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Blog: From Paris to Lofoten and Back: A Call for a Managed Decline of the Fossil-Fuel Industry

Two events this September set a new bar for climate change leadership. First, over 340 non-governmental organisations from 67 countries signed the Lofoten Declaration. This document calls for an end to exploration and expansion of new oil, gas and coal reserves, a managed decline of the oil, coal, and gas industry, and a just transition to a safer climate future.

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Reports: Learning from Leaders: Nordic and International Best Practice with Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

If we aim to reduce global emissions in order to limit global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, then the energy sector is of paramount importance. Many countries and regions are making this switch: from subsidising fossil fuels and towards investing in sustainable energy. This report describes how Ethiopia, Morocco, Peru and the Philippines have reformed their subsidies. It also describes how countries including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have introduced innovative policy instruments to encourage switching towards  renewable and sustainable energy.

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