The Climate and Health Alliance has joined with organisations and individuals around the world asking Australia state, territory and federal governments and other countries governments to stop subsidising fossil fuels. Recent estimates from the International Energy Agency suggest that over $775 billion is spent globally each year, subsidising fossil fuels. In 2009, G20 leaders pledged to phase out fossil fuels, but action has been too slow. It is estimated that fossil fuels subsidies in Australia are worth up to $12 billion each year - that's $12 billion of Australian taxpayers' money that could/should be spent on renewable energy every year. You can sign a petition here to join over one million people calling on world leaders to end taxpayer handouts to the fossil fuel industry. If want to stop climate change, we need to stop funding the cause! Take action now! Sign a petition here to join over one million people calling on world leaders at the Earth Summit at Rio to end taxpayer handouts to the fossil fuel industry. As the poster says, if we want to stop climate change, we have to stop funding the source of the problem. Seems pretty simple, doesn't it?