Germany: 26 partners agree to coal phase-out by 2030 during COP23

26 nations and regional states have agreed to eliminate coal from power generation by the year 2030, as discussed at the Powering Past Coal Alliance launch in Bonn on Thursday. Canada and the UK announced the launch, which is the one step further to implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement to phase out the usage of fossil fuels. Catherine McKenna, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change... Еще said that she is 'thrilled' to be launching the alliance. She also added that there is a 'huge momentum for this move away from coal and towards clean power'. UK Minister Claire Perry who was launching the alliance with McKenna agreed, saying 'we can do it and we should do it and it's just been very exciting to see the reaction from countries today'. The aim is to gain 50 signatories by the next climate summit, which will be held in 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Some of the world's biggest coal users are not yet on board with the alliance, among them the United States, Germany and Russia. The group's goal is to encourage other countries to get rid of coal stations in favor of other alternatives. The COP23 summit takes place under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and is set to last until November 17.

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