Policy Brief: Tackling Fossil Fuel Subsidies through Trade Agreements

Reforming fossil fuel subsidies has recently attracted attention as a way to meet the objectives of both the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is well suited to take the fossil fuel
subsidy reform agenda forward however, to date,  its involvement in this issue has been limited.

This brief summarises the key findings of the larger report on fossil fuel subsidies and trade agreements, published in November 2017.

This work is part of the Climate Strategies project, “Making the International Trading System Work for Climate Change”, funded by the KR Foundation.

Author: C. Verkuijl, H. van Asselt, T. Moerenhout, L. Casier and P. Wooders
Year: 2017
Type: Policy briefs