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Global fossil fuel subsidies and costs hit record $7tn in 2022, IMF reports

Global fossil fuel subsidies hit a record total of $7tn in 2022 as governments rushed to shield consumers from soaring energy prices sparked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the IMF estimates. This compares with the most recent estimates from the International Institute for Sustainable Development think-tank this week that said subsidies from G20 economies stood at $1.4tn, including investments by state-owned enterprises and loans from public finance institutions.

August 25, 2023