Published Tuesday, 15 May 2007

New report: Reforming Environmentally Harmful Subsidies 

This recently published report represents a contribution to the work of the Commission’s DG Environment in developing a roadmap for EHS reform by 2008, providing practical insights into subsidy reform, with specific focus on the energy and transport sectors.

The reform of environmentally-harmful subsidies (EHS) is a key issue in relation to addressing climate change, advancing sustainable development and maintaining the EU’s international competitiveness. This document is the executive summary of the work commissioned by the European Commission’s DG Environment on reforming EHS. It offers a synthesis of practical insights and recommendations for environmentally harmful subsidy reform.