G20 governments propping up fossil fuel exploration

The G20 pledged to phase out 'inefficient' fossil fuel subsidies in 2009, yet new research finds that governments are spending $88 billion every year supporting exploration – more than double what the oil and gas companies are investing.

Country by country breakdown

How much is each G20 government subsidising fossil fuel exploration?

Read more in our individual country studies for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Where exactly is this exploration happening?

The Guardian's interactive map looks at ten G20 countries to see where they are directing their funds in the search for new oil, gas and coal reserves. Click the flags to explore.

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