Today at COP26 the focus was on “cleaning up” the energy sector and moving the world as far away from coal, oil and gas as possible. From the main session on energy, to the press conferences, side events and civil society protests outside the venue, repeated calls were made to curb dependence on fossil fuels and to move quickly towards ending the use these major contributors to climate change. About 20 countries, including the United States and Canada, signed up to stop spending tax dollars to support international fossil fuels projects, and invest $18 billion a year in renewable energy. Meanwhile, COP26 co-hosts – the United Kingdom and Italy – rallied 46 countries to pledge to end coal investments in the next 30 years, including 23 that had never made similar commitments before.
By UN News. November 4, 2021.
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