BREAKING: Powering Past Coal Alliance Urges Faster Phaseout While Co-Founders Allow New Coal Mines
- Mar 3, 2021 11:30 pm GMTMar 4, 2021 5:04 pm GMT
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The global Powering Past Coal Alliance is taking sharp criticism from both sides of the Atlantic this week, with delegates gathering for a three-day online summit while the PPCA’s two founders and co-chairs, Canada and the United Kingdom, allow new coal mines to go into operation.
At issue is the point in the coal production chain where participating countries, cities, provinces and states, and other organizations set out to intervene when the Alliance was first announced during the 2017 United Nations climate conference in Bonn. While messaging for this week’s summit stresses the need to pick up the pace on coal plant closures around the world, climate campaigners are just as concerned that new mines are still opening, and the PPCA’s most ardent proponents are letting it happen.