As two weeks of tense climate talks near their end, a draught final statement from the COP26 meeting called for countries to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.
On the UN Climate Change website, a draught decision from the conference urged governments to speed up “the phaseout of unabated coal power and inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.”
It was the first time in more than two decades of UN-led climate talks that the fuels that cause global warming were mentioned.
It was, however, more nuanced than the initial draught text of the COP26, which was released online on Wednesday.
In the text, countries were asked to “accelerate the phase-out of coal and fossil fuel subsidies.”
Coal plants that do not use carbon capture technology to offset some of their output are referred to as “unabated.”
Delegates from more than 200 countries have gathered in Glasgow to work out the details of the Paris climate agreement, with the goal of keeping temperature rises between 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius in mind.
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