This paper develops the broad contours of an ambitious approach to fossil fuel subsidy reform using the multilateral trade system. It does not remain within the limits of existing World Trade Organization (WTO) law, or the overall market-opening goals of the WTO.

The Doha Round negotiations, formally named the Doha Development Agenda, continue to founder. While agriculture negotiations have dominated public discussion, the critical obstacle to conclusion of the round is the failure of negotiations so far to deliver on developing country needs. Feb 2008