May 22, 2010

Government subsidies that harm the environment

From here: $300bn for agriculture and fishing, $500bn for energy, $238-$306bn for transport and $67bn for water supply. These are worldwide annual figures. For comparison, the same article mentions that increasing nature protection on strategically selected locations from the current 12.5%-14% to 15% of all land and from 1% to 30% of the seas would cost $45bn a year.

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