5 November 2015

Quote from Michael Zmajlović of Minister of Environmental and Nature Protection, Croatia

“The Republic of Croatia is strongly committed to the implementation of obligations assumed within the frame of Multilateral Environmental Agreements, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as very rigorous regulations for the European Union. Croatia is taking major steps towards the resilient, low carbon economy and society. Therefore, we welcome all the efforts undertaken with the aim of elimination of subsidies that are harmful for the environment.

Accordingly, we find Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Refrom Communique to be a valuable contribution to the global actions for air and climate protection, and therefore I am pleased to express Croatia’s support to this commendable initiative.”

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
  • Netherlands