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The G7 Agrees on Curbing Coal Burning

By Owen Xu Li

As part of the fight against climate change, world leaders meeting in Cornwall are expected to agree to harsh limits on coal-fired power plants.

Unless they have the technology to trap carbon emissions, the G7 group will commit to moving away from coal facilities.

Sir David Attenborough recently warned that humanity may be on the point of destabilizing the entire planet.

He stated that the G7 leaders were presented with some of the most critical decisions in human history.

The coal statement came from the White House, which stated that it was the first time that the leaders of affluent nations had agreed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

This necessitates a slew of urgent initiatives, the most important of which is the phase-out of coal combustion unless it is accompanied by carbon capture technology.

Environmentalists seek assurances that affluent countries would keep their pledges to assist poorer countries cope with climate change. Coal is the world’s dirtiest main fuel, and limiting its usage is viewed as a huge step forward by environmentalists.

The G7 will cease supporting new coal power plants in poorer nations and provide up to £2 billion ($2.8 billion) to countries that quit using the fuel. One of the main topics during the three-day summit at Carbis Bay, Cornwall, was climate change.

Leaders of the seven biggest industrialized nations – the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, and Italy – are scheduled to lay out strategies to decrease emissions from agriculture, transportation, and steel and cement production.

By 2030, they plan to reserve 30 percent of the world’s land and marine regions for wildlife. They are also likely to commit to almost halving their emissions by 2030, compared to 2010. The United Kingdom has already exceeded its pledge.

On the penultimate day of a summit where he has argued with EU leaders over the Brexit deal’s need for inspections on goods from the United Kingdom to Northern Ireland, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will conduct a press conference on Sunday afternoon.
Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-57456641

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