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OECD Companion to the Inventory of Support Measures for Fossil Fuels 2015

Published on September 21, 2015

Also available in: French

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This publication is concerned with all policies that directly support the production or consumption of fossil fuels in OECD countries and in a selection of partner economies. It provides a useful complement to the online OECD database that identifies and estimates direct budgetary transfers and tax expenditures benefitting fossil fuels, and from which it derives summary results and indicators on support to fossil fuels, as well as policy recommendations.

This report emphasises the problems that fossil-fuel subsidies cause in the context of broader policy efforts for mitigating greenhouse-gas emissions, and reviews the various reform initiatives that have already been taken at the international level (G-20, APEC, etc.). In addition, it presents the coverage, method and data sources used for constructing the online database, and further discusses caveats and data interpretation.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and acknowledgments
Executive summary
The case for measuring support for fossil fuels
The Inventory approach to estimating support for fossil fuels
Tracking progress in reforming support for fossil fuels
Annex
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