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.

13 November 2017

Implementing Paris and the SDGs through Fuel Subsidy Reform and Taxation – Country Best Practice

6:30-8:00 PM Practical country and international efforts to remove fossil fuel subsidies and invest in renewables, public transport and energy efficiency. Phasing out USD 500 billion subsidies and introduction of fuel taxation has emissions reduction potential of 23% and liberates finance for sustainable energy. Translation into French will be provided. Refreshments will be offered.  

There is a window of opportunity

2017 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
  • United Kingdom
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Uruguay
  • Mexico
  • Czech Republic
  • Moldova
  • Gambia
  • Colombia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Peru
  • Croatia
  • Samoa
  • Estonia
  • Malaysia
  • Uganda
  • Austria
  • Philippines
  • Cyprus
  • Ghana
  • Mozambique
  • Canada
  • Monaco
  • Viet Nam
  • Germany
  • United States

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