The Challenge of Defining Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Date Written: 16/06/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21011
An examination of the ways fossil fuel subsidies are measured and why semantic arguments over definitions may be missing the point.
Excerpt: There is no universally agreed definition of what constitutes a fossil fuel subsidy. Multiple organisations make assessments each using their own, unique approach. The huge range of estimates for the value of fossil fuel subsidies is driven by both the methods they use to calculate them and the countries covered.