Support the Communiqué

We invite governments, businesses and organisations to join the growing international support for reform of fossil-fuel subsidies, a significant climate-change mitigation policy with clear economic, social and environmental co-benefits.  The Communiqué calls on the international community to increase efforts to phase-out subsidies to fossil fuels through three principles:

  1. policy transparency
  2. ambitious reform
  3. targeted support for the poorest

Endorse the Communiqué now and be among those countries, businesses and organisations working to create a sustainable future.

25 May 2016

Government Subsidies to Fossil Fuels are 22 Times Larger than Government Support to Adaptation on Climate Change

25 May—Bonn, Germany—Over the last two weeks, countries met in Bonn to discuss the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Fiscal instruments—such as fossil fuel subsidy reform, fuel duty and carbon taxation—were raised throughout the meeting, which was supported by the Global Subsidies Initiative of IISD and the Friends of Fossil Fuel […]

There is a window of opportunity

2016 offers a significant opportunity to call for elimination of fossil fuel subsidies

  • Fossil-fuel subsidy reform is the missing piece of the climate change jigsaw and governments must deliver global actions to decrease emissions as we head towards implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • Oil prices are low making fuel more affordable so the impact of reducing or removing subsidies will be felt less.

The top 5 reasons for reform

Supporters are growing

The momentum for reform is growing led by Communiqué supporters from government, business and international organisations. Find out which governments and organisations support the Communiqué.

Recent supporters include
  • Estonia Estonia
  • United_kingdom United Kingdom
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • Samoa Samoa
  • Italy Italy
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Republic of the Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • Moldova Moldova
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  • Gambia Gambia
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Peru Peru
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Malaysia Malaysia
  • Uganda Uganda
  • Austria Austria
  • Philippines Philippines
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Ghana Ghana
  • Mozambique Mozambique
  • Canada Canada
  • Monaco Monaco
  • France France
  • United_States United States
  • Germany Germany
  • OECD
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Endorse the Communiqué

show your support for fossil-fuel subsidy reform

The Friends group was formed in June 2010 to support G20 and APEC leaders’ commitments to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. The Friends encourage the G20 and APEC to implement their initiative as soon as possible, with maximum ambition and transparency.

Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform are

  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay