Over the past week, virtually every article on the President’s trip to Alaska to highlight the impacts of climate change, has in the next breath mentioned the President’s approval of Shell’s arctic drilling. The allegation made vocally by the environmental community is that these two things are deeply contradictory, and blatantly hypocritical. It’s an allegation … Read More
Day: September 3, 2015
Letter to G20 Finance Ministers: Delivering on G20 commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies
September 2, 2015 To: G20 Finance Ministers CC: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davuto?lu, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, Deputy Undersecretary for Turkish Treasury Cavit Da?da?, Ambassador Feridun Sinirlio?lu RE: Delivering on G20 Commitment to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies Dear G20 Finance Ministers, In the lead-up to the G20 Summit in November, we – 63 civil … Read More
Six years after vowing to change, will G20 leaders finally end fossil fuel subsidies?
G20 leaders first pledged to end fossil fuel subsidies back in 2009. Almost six years later, and despite reiterating that vow each and every year, they have precious little to show for it.