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World Trade Organization chief urges countries to prioritise subsidies that tackle climate crisis

Governments must start to distinguish between the good subsidies they need to fight the climate crisis and the bad ones that are increasing greenhouse gas emissions, the world’s trade chief has said. Subsidies and other incentives to burn fossil fuels and encourage poor agricultural practices, amounting to about $1.7tn a year, are distorting world trade and hampering the fight against climate breakdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/dec/12/wto-chief-urges-countries-to-prioritise-subsidies-that-tackle-climate-crisis

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  • johnte ndeto

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    This is quite impressive

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    • walter lungayi

      17 w

      It's encouraging to see the emphasis on using subsidies to address the climate crisis. This could lead to positive changes in environmental policy and promote sustainable development.

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      • Gorffly mokua

        17 w

        This is a great call!💚👏

        • George Kariuki

          17 w

          I commend the WTO chief for calling on countries to prioritize subsidies that tackle the climate crisis. It is time to end the era of fossil fuel subsidies and invest in a clean energy future.

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          • We Don't Have Time

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              17 w

              It a great call and the governments should make the best decision and chose whats the best for the planet

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              • Abraham Jok Atem

                17 w

                This calls for a quick action from all the Governments to discourage bad subsidies that increase greenhouse gas emissions

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                • Munene Mugambi

                  17 w

                  I think we face a big problem when we try to tackle climate change by deciding if it's profitable or not to make these changes. That's what our governments are doing and that is why we're lagging behind on commitments as they're trying to make money out of the crisis

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                  • rosebellendiritu

                    17 w

                    True!they should make choices wisely,no need to fund subsidies that are promoting maybe projects that are bringing harm to the planet, rather should encourage those that are bringing positive change to the planet.

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                    • Princess

                      17 w

                      It's great that the World Trade Organization chief is encouraging countries to support subsidies that help fight the climate crisis.

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                      • Jonathan Wallin

                        17 w

                        This is where all the money needed for actual, meaningful climate action and decarbonization should come from. The financing of the "loss & damage"-fund is no issue at all if governments just would quit the mad fossil fuels subsidies. Neither "the Western world" or the developing countries are on track on this matter!

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