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Canada Subsidies

Canada—46.4 billion per annum Canada paid $3.314 billion (on oil and gas subsidies) to its fossil fuel industry last year, and $2.9 billion in 2013. The amount changes yearly, $3.314 billion is an average based on 2013-2015 data. Subsidies are usually associated with production, field development, extraction, and exploration. However, the International Monetary Fund estimated...

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Brazil Subsidies

Brazil—$59.3 billion per annum from subsidies to private companies. Infrastructure incentive grants and state-owned energy company investments Subsidies to fossil fuels continue to be a major part of the developmental strategy in Brazil. In a 2015 study for the ODI and the G20 by Canadian researcher Ravenna Nuaimy-Barker, the authors found that Brazil´s subsidies to...

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Australia Subsidies

Australia—$11 billion per annum from tax-based subsidies There are a number of national tax-based subsidies that encourage fossil fuel production and consumption, adding up to a huge total of almost $11 billion each year. Using estimates from the federal government’s Tax Expenditure Statement and Treasury papers, the table below lists a range of measures within...

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Argentina Subsidies

Argentina—$13.6 billion in consumption subsidies in 2014 and additional (unknown) subsidies for new oil and gas exploration and development Argentina provided US$ 13.6 billion in fossil fuel subsidies in 2014, based on a comparison of the end-user prices paid by consumers to the full cost of supply. It has provided consumption subsidies for gas and...

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United States Survey

On April 17, 2017, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication published an additional study of data gathered from registered voters in the time leading up to the 2016 federal election showing that 69% of registered voters believed the U.S. should participate in the Paris Agreement. The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication recently published...

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United Kingdom

In Wave 1 of a tracking study in 2012, 15% registered natural process-only responses, whilst 38% registered human activity-only responses. In Wave 21, 5 years later, 10% registered natural process-only responses, whilst 42% registered human-activity only responses. In March 2012, the UK Governments’ Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), launched the ‘Climate Change...

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Turkey Survey

92% of farmers surveyed agree that climate change is a problem all over the world; and 93% believe that the reduction of forests directly affects the climate The results of the Survey on Climate Change Awareness of Farmers held in December 2015 were published in a report in 2016. Out of 200 farmers who participated...

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Thailand Survey

Climate change related disaster risk reduction traits differs considerably by gender. For instance, women have a greater likelihood of collecting emergency supplies, formulating a family emergency plan and are more than likely to out-migrate from tsunami-vulnerable areas. A research paper by Nopphol Witvorapong, Raya Muttarak and Wirapom Pothisiri looks in-depth into both the 2004 and...

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Spain Survey

95% of the Spanish population would “impose strict controls and heavy penalties” on industries that damage the environment. Metroscopia is a one of the most prestigious public opinion research institutes in Spain. In 2016, Metroscopia made a survey in Spain asking about “Sustainability” and the results showed that 87% of the Spanish population consider it...

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South Korea Survey

Only 20% of the general public respondents answered that mitigation is important, which indicates that more efforts should be made to promote awareness of climate change to the public. A 2015 Comparative Study of Perception of the Public and Stakeholders to Climate Change Adaptation can be evaluated as the country’s first national awareness survey on...

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