This policy brief summarizes two research papers on fossil-fuel subsidy reform in India and highlights the key policy recommendations. The Government of India spent over US$ 9 billion subsidizing fuel products – diesel, kerosene, LPG and, to a lesser extent, gasoline – in 2010-11.

In September 2009, at the Pittsburgh Summit, G-20 leaders recognized that "inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies encourage wasteful consumption, distort markets, impede investment in clean energy sources and undermine efforts to deal with climate change", and committed to phase out and rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that lead to wasteful consumption.

This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the search for a home, or homes, for hosting international deliberations and action on energy subsidy reform. The two most obvious contenders for such an ?institutional home? are the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This GSI Policy Brief presents an overview of the status of the six blocks needed to undertake the reform of fossil-fuel subsidies at a global scale, with reference to the GSI