Development incentives for fossil fuel subsidy reform

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Reforming fossil fuel subsidies could free up enough funds to finance universal access to water, sanitation, and electricity in many countries, as well as helping to cut global greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Figure 1: Potential to achieve universal access to key infrastructures by 2030 through subsidy reform.

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  • 06 August 2015

    In the Commentary 'Development incentives for fossil fuel subsidy reform' (Nature Clim. Change 5, 709–712; 2015), in the Acknowledgements, J. Steckel's surname was incorrectly spelled. This has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions after print 6 August 2015.


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Jakob, M., Chen, C., Fuss, S. et al. Development incentives for fossil fuel subsidy reform. Nature Clim Change 5, 709–712 (2015).

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