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G7 Agrees to Scale Up Technologies to Speed Transition from Unabated Coal

G7 Agrees to Scale Up Technologies to Speed Transition from Unabated Coal

Sunday, 13 June, 2021 - 14:00
A worker shovels coal onto a freight train at a freight yard in Hefei, Anhui province, China, January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

The Group of Seven agreed to rapidly scale up technologies and policies that accelerate the transition away from unabated coal capacity, the nations said on Sunday in a communique which confirmed its pledges to increase climate finance contributions.


"Recognizing that coal power generation is the single biggest cause of greenhouse gas emissions, and consistent with this overall approach and our strengthened NDCs (nationally determined contributions), domestically we have committed to rapidly scale-up technologies and policies that further accelerate the transition away from unabated coal capacity, consistent with our 2030 NDCs and net zero commitments," the communique said.


The leaders of the world’s richest democracies agreed to the measure at their summit in southwest England, following an appeal by naturalist David Attenborough to demonstrate ”global will” to tackle climate change.


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