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How fossil fuel subsidies are hurting the energy transition

G20 leaders are preparing to meet in New Delhi on Sept. 9-10, where action to tackle climate change and boost clean energy will be on the agenda—but recent reports have exposed how the world’s most powerful nations are still pouring huge amounts of money into supporting the production and use of fossil fuels. Analysis from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) shows that G20 governments provided a record US$1.4 trillion to subsidize climate-heating fossil fuels in 2022.

August 30, 2023