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G-20 Narrows In on Modest Coal Goal as Leaders Lower Ambition

Oct. 21, 2021, 2:24 PM

Group of 20 diplomats have all but given up on their lofty goal of consigning coal to history and are instead closing in on a more modest plan to stop governments funding foreign coal-fired power plants, according to people familiar with the situation.

With the energy crisis changing the dynamics of diplomatic talks, several emerging nations continue to push back against even this smaller goal -- which the G-7 signed up to in June and China has already committed to. The U.K. and Italy, which have been pushing the climate agenda at international talks this year, had been hoping ...