COP26: 190 countries and organizations pledge to phase out coal-fired energy

the essential Vietnam, Egypt and Chile are getting involved, but also major consumers of coal such as Poland.

The days pass in Scotland and the countries continue their commitments. The most recent, coal. A coalition of 190 countries has pledged to phase out coal from 2030 and “no longer support creation new coal-fired power stations, ”the British government announced on Wednesday (November 3rd). Among the signatories to this agreement are Vietnam, Egypt, Chile, but also major consumers of coal such as Poland. The full list of signatories will be announced this Thursday.

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The signatory nations undertake to phase out coal-fired energy, from 2030 for developed economies, from 2040 for developing countries. It is “a decisive turning point in the global transition of clean energy”, the British government rejoices in a press release.

Powers like China and Japan had already announced that they would no longer finance coal abroad at the end of the year 2021.

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