UK’s Global Coal Phase-Out Alliance with Canada is ‘Start of the Journey’

Source: Desmog UK


BONN, GERMANY – Capitalising on the momentum of the climate talks in Bonn, the UK joined Canada to launch a “symbolically powerful” alliance of 27 countries and states committed to phasing-out coal.

While the alliance was widely welcomed in Bonn where countries are working to find global solutions to tackle climate change, environmentalists have warned the UK’s announcement was only “the start of the journey” and that the government now needed to demonstrate its leadership at home.

The Powering Past Coal alliance brings together 27 countries, states and regions committed to closing unabated coal power plants (those without carbon capture and storage technology) and was officially launched in Bonn on 16th November by the UK’s Minister for Climate Change and Industry Claire Perry and Canada’s Minister of Environment Catherine McKenna.