09:42 04 Nov 2021

Ukraine and more than 40 other countries will give up coal

At the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, more than 40 countries, including Ukraine, agreed to phase out fossil coal, the world's most polluting fuel source.

The Guardian reported this.

Large coal-using countries, including Canada, Poland, Ukraine, and Vietnam, will gradually phase out the use of coal for electricity generation. Richer and bigger countries will do it in the 2030s, and smaller countries, in the 2040s, the newspaper writes.

The goal of "consigning coal to history" has been a key issue for the UK as host of the COP26 summit, which seeks to get the world on the path to limit global warming.

According to the International Energy Agency, the use of coal is one of the biggest causes of greenhouse gas emissions.

"Today marks a milestone moment in our global efforts to tackle climate change, as nations from all corners of the world unite in Glasgow to declare that coal has no part to play in our future power generation. Today's ambitious commitments made by our international partners demonstrate that the end of coal is in sight," said UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng.

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