19 countries pledge to phase out coal at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany

Signal of change / 19 countries pledge to phase out coal at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany

By Anna Warrington / 21 Nov 2017

Good, even if expected news.

 

'Political watershed' as 19 countries pledge to phase out coal

A new alliance of 19 nations committed to quickly phasing out coal has been launched at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany. It was greeted as a "political watershed", signalling the end of the dirtiest fossil fuel that currently provides 40% of global electricity.



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