Saturday, December 4

‘End of coal is in sight’: COP’s Sharma hails deals

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GLASGOW — Britain’s COP26 President Alok Sharma said on Thursday “the end of coal is in sight,” hailing deals to end international coal financing and phase out domestic coal power.

“Today I think we can say that the end of coal is in sight,” Sharma told the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow. He spoke about progress since 2019, saying: “who’d have thought back then that today we are able to say that we are choking off international coal financing or that we would see a shift away from domestic coal power.” (Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper)