Fossil fuel subsidies: FA1-23/2017-1-8E-PDF

“This audit focused on whether the Department of Finance Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada, in a manner consistent with their respective roles and responsibilities, supported Canada’s 2009 G20 commitment to phase out and rationalize inefficient fossil fuel subsidies while providing targeted support for the poorest. This audit is important because while fossil fuels play an important role in Canada’s economy, their consumption is the main source of greenhouse gas emissions. Fossil fuels also have a negative impact on the health of Canadians. Furthermore, inefficient subsidies to the fossil fuel sector encourage wasteful consumption, undermine efforts to address climate change, and discourage investment in clean energy sources”--Focus of the audit, p. 2.

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Department/Agency Office of the Auditor General.
Title Fossil fuel subsidies
Series Title Reports of the Auditor General of Canada to the Parliament of Canada,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Les subventions aux combustibles fossiles. Cover title. At head of title: Independent audit report.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages iii, 20 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-07910-3
Catalogue Number
  • FA1-23/2017-1-8E-PDF
Subject Terms Federal departments, Fuels, Grants, Audit