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The G20 pledged to end fossil fuel subsidies in 2021—and then quadrupled them in 2022

The G20 countries aren’t walking the walk to match their talk about reducing fossil fuel subsidies. Quite the opposite, in fact. The volume of public money flowing into coal, oil, and gas in the world's 20 biggest economies hit a record $1.4 trillion in 2022, a new report by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) revealed. Of this, a trillion went towards all sorts of subsidies—mostly for consumers.

August 23, 2023