Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Environmentally Dangerous & Economically Counterproductive!

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Fossil Fuel

The recent wildfires in the Amazon are not only a burning injustice with long-term socio-economic and ecological implications, it marks a lack of urgency in addressing the anthropogenic causes of climate change despite several inter-governmental panels and commitments, reiterated in several conventions, summits and multilateral agreements i.e the G7, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Climate Agreement. The lack of action and policy inertia matches the scale of devastation, clearly outlined in the IPCC’s detailed analysis of loss of biodiversity and species. From the loss of private property, displacement, renewed pressure on government public finances and the resulting impact on…...

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Henri Kouam Tamto Henri Kouam Tamto is a macroeconomist focusing on Oil, FX and Credit markets in Advanced and emerging market economies. Working both independently and as part of a team, Henri forecasts and writes both thematic as well as research notes on economic data releases, Central bank policy, and global commodity prices. He also has a strong interest in trade policy and the implications of globalization for countries and asset classes.