OECD Companion to the Inventory of Support Measures for Fossil Fuels 2015
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
Published on September 21, 2015Also available in: French