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G20 nations provided a record $1.4 trillion in support of fossil fuels last year

Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February of last year caused an energy price crisis, which led to G20 governments cushioning the effects on the fossil fuel industry and consumers to the tune of $1.4 trillion. The staggering amount was provided in the form of subsidies, investments by state-owned enterprises, and lending from public financial institutions, a recent report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) said.

August 25, 2023