Phasing out coal is essential to reach our climate targets. In the near future we will have left behind all fossil fuels and live in a new and sustainable energy world based on renewable energy. — Svenja Schulze, Germany’s minister of the environment
Phasing out coal is essential to reach our climate targets. In the near future we will have left behind all fossil fuels and live in a new and sustainable energy world based on renewable energy. — Svenja Schulze, Germany’s minister of the environment
18 Countries to Phase Out Coal, According to Leaked Document
The World Coal Association did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the new announcement but earlier this week said efforts to eliminate coal ignored the fact that coal “remains a critical to energy supply in 80 countries and the livelihood of more than 790 million people who have no access to reliable and affordable power.”

The 190 countries and organizations that make up the new coalition will commit to ending all investment in new coal power generation domestically and internationally. The time frame was not immediately clear.

They will also agree to make a “just transition away from coal power in a way that benefits workers and communities” and to rapidly scale up the deployment of clean energy like wind and solar power.

“Phasing out coal is essential to reach our climate targets,” Svenja Schulze, Germany’s minister of the environment, said in a statement. “In the near future we will have left behind all fossil fuels and live in a new and sustainable energy world based on renewable energy.”

Michael Bloomberg, who earlier this week announced he would ramp up his American and European campaigns to phase out coal and move into 25 other countries, said in a statement he believes fighting climate change “depends on ending coal-fired power.”
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