G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, despite pledges to tackle climate crisis

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The pledges have always been a joke. No one seems to handle math unless its about profit.


“We recognize that our drinking is bankrupting and killing us, and we pledge to tackle it…soon.”


“We can’t afford clean energy.”


Serious question, what is stopping countries just switching off these subsidies? What if after the floods in Germany, Angela Merkle on her way out off office just said “no more”?


According to that article, my country, the UK, spent $17b on subsidies in 2019. That’s £250 million a week. What the hell?