Cancel all planned coal projects globally to end ‘deadly addiction’, says UN chief : worldnews

March 3, 2021 0 By boss


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All planned coal projects around the world must be cancelled to end the “Deadly addiction” to the most polluting fossil fuel, the UN secretary-general António Guterres said on Tuesday.

The UK is on track to end coal burning in power plants in 2024, but it has come under recent pressure for allowing a new coalmine to go ahead in Cumbria, which will produce coking coal for use in steel making.

“First, cancel all global coal projects in the pipeline and end the deadly addiction to coal. Second, end the international financing of coal plants and third, jump-start a global effort to finally organise a just transition , going plant by plant if necessary.”

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