Managing the phase-out of coal: a comparison of actions in G20 countries
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Special Report Global Warming of 1.5°C, a near-total reduction in the use of coal and other fossil fuels for electricity generation by 2050 is necessary if the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement is to be reached, with reductions of approximately two-thirds by 2030. The G20 countries are the biggest users and exporters of coal. Therefore, it is of particular importance that they embark on a process of phasing out coal. In its new G20 coal brief, Climate Transparency compares the role of coal in G20 countries and their actions taken to phase out coal based on different indicators.