Fossil-Fuel Subsidies: Problems, Opportunities and Making Reform Work Sustainably

January 30, 2015

This animated video, produced in cooperation between the Global Subsidies Initiative and the World Bank Institute's Climate Change Unit provides a beginner's introduction to fossil-fuel subsidy reform:

  • Why are fuel subsidies a problem?
  • What could be gained from a reform?
  • If reform is such a good idea, why haven't most countries done it already? How can we overcome the obstacles to policy change?