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Alarm Bells Ringing Against Coal Use

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Unabated coal use at current rates cannot continue or the world stands no chance of restricting temperature increases to 1.5°C, according to the latest coal report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report finds "every pathway that avoids severe impacts from climate change involves early and significant reductions in coal‐related emissions" — which stood at 15 gigatons in 2021 out of total CO2 emissions of roughly 37.9 Gt. On the global stage, coal remains the single biggest source of electricity generation with a 36% share of the mix. The IEA stresses that reducing emissions from coal is a "first order priority" as current pledges put the world on course for a temperature increase of 2.5°C, according to the latest report from UN Climate Change.

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Coal, CO2 Emissions
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