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Making Change Happen in G20 Climate Talks: Beijing Pact Not Enough

November 13, 2014 by Matthew Nisbet

G20 Climate Talks and Change

Having reached a landmark agreement with China this week to limit greenhouse gas emissions, US president Barack Obama heads to Australia for the G20 summit of economic superpowers. Yet Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is likely to do his best to deflect any talk of international action.[read more]

Australia's Lip Service at the G20 Summit; Our Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Increase!

February 25, 2014 by Nigel Morris

Australia and Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The G20 summit has once again come and gone and, although the need for “tangible actions” was a great headline, when I actually read through the final official communique from the event, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed.[read more]

G20 Leaders Agree To Phase Out 'Inefficient' Fossil Fuel Subsidies

September 26, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

G20 Inefficiency Phase Out

An overlooked decision made in St Petersburg by G20 leaders agreed to phase out “inefficient” fossil fuel subsidies, which would cut $500 billion in annual expenditures while reducing greenhouse gas emissions (compared to projections) 10% by 2050.[read more]

Phyllis Cuttino - Renewable energy tax credits support private investment, key to global leadership

December 28, 2010 by Joseph Romm

Last week, Congress took the opportunity to create jobs and to reinvigorate both our manufacturing base and seize new export markets by passing the extension of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program, which allows renewable energy developers to claim tax incentives directly. The extraordinary worldwide growth in clean energy investment...[read more]

Those Other Energy Subsidies

November 11, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles
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Energy subsidies have become a hot-button issue for both renewable and conventional energy, with each side claiming the other receives more than it should. This issue is on the agenda for the meeting of the G-20 group of nations in Seoul, because they committed to the phase-out of subsidies for fossil energy at last year's Pittsburgh...[read more]

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Dwarf Global Clean Energy Assistance: New Analysis

June 29, 2010 by NRDC Switchboard
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World leaders have just come back from the G20 where they took some mixed steps to phase-out fossil fuel subsidies (as I discussed here).  They also reaffirmed that climate change and clean energy are important issues.  But a new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that they have their work cut out for them as...[read more]

Countries Start to Outline their Plans to Phase-out Fossil Fuel Subsidies at the G20--a mixed bag

June 28, 2010 by NRDC Switchboard

The G20 has just wrapped up and the outcome on the phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies is a mixed bag.  The G20 didn’t include weakening language which would have signaled that the countries' commitments were “voluntary” (as it appeared last week in a leaked draft).  A couple of countries brought forward specific commitments,...[read more]

Subsidies: You pays your money and you takes your choice

April 15, 2010 by Gil Friend

As you know, I think and speak a lot about subsidies, and their impacts in market distortion as well as environmental & social damage. Data unfortunately is hard to come by, so please let me know any good sources you know of. Two suggested to me today: Earthtrack, and the Global Subsidies Initiative which says (in their Policy Brief...[read more]

“Carbon Bonds” – could they finance our way to a low carbon economy?

April 9, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

The G20 has just been and gone, but another London summit last month saw Prime Minister Gordon Brown, business secretary Lord Mandelson and climate change secretary Ed Miliband, talk of the danger that Britain would get left behind in the “global race” towards a low-carbon economy. The flipside, they said, was an opportunity to create...[read more]

France doesn’t walk: G20 Summit Outcomes

April 3, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

2 April was a big day for the international community; the leaders of the Group of 20 countries (the G20) had a dramatic one-day gathering at the ExCel Centre in London.  The goals of the meeting were three-fold: 1.      Reach an agreement on global stimulus measures to halt the economic slide; 2. ...[read more]

What did the G20 achieve for Climate Change?

April 2, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

The G20 Summit in London has now almost concluded, with US President Obama filling the main press briefing room for an hour-long press session.  The main points of the summit for international and national climate policy are summarised below: Overall: In the substantive elements of the summit outcomes there is little mention of...[read more]

South Africa – shouldering the responsibility of Africa at the G20 Summit

March 30, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

Africa is set to be one of the most afflicted continents from the impacts of climate change. Compounding Africa’s fragile economic basis to deal with the consequences is the impact the global economic recession is having. The continent is set to lose $40 billion in 2009 as a result of stagnated growth, which continues to plummet as the...[read more]

G20 Live Blog

March 29, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

The Climatico Team will be providing a live blog service on the G20 Summit and surrounding events in London, United Kingdom. This page will be updated throughout the day, bringing together insights from our press team as well as our global pool of analysts. Click here to refresh the page. [Note: all times are BST] 09:13  FA:...[read more]

Climatico Report on National Climate Policy Published: Finds significant gap in adaptation funding

March 6, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

On March 5 2009 Climatico released its first assessment report of national climate policy across twelve of the G20 countries. This, the first of four reports leading to COP-15 in December 2009, tracks progress in government climate policy between 1st November 2008 and 20th February 2009.  Through this tracking the report...[read more]