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E.U. to Launch COP26 with South Africa to Phase Out Coal Faster

The European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Thursday the 29th of October 2021 that the European Union will launch a project with South African during the COP26 climate symposium (the UN Climate Change Conference).

President Ursula says that they are launching the project in other to accelerate coal exit in the country.

He continues by saying that the main idea behind the launching is to encourage other countries support South Africa to speed up the ways of exiting most polluting fossil fuels and encourage sustainable development.

In a conversation with Ursula, he says that they are still working on the plans since other countries like the United States, the UK, Germany, and even France are also involved.

EU plans to launch this idea in the COP26 climate summit that will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, starting from the 31st of October to the 12th of November for faster coal exit.

The idea behind the Glasgow summit lies in getting sufficient commitments and deals from countries and polluting industries to cut discharge fast.

Cutting down the down discharge by the Glasgow will help them reach the target of 1.5 C as they aspire.

Antonio Guterres, the U.N. secretary-general, also advises all the famous countries across the globe to quit burning coal starting from now to 2030 to enable the developing countries to do so by 2040.

According to the EU informant, the partnership’s focus would be on “just transition” in South Africa to support the coal industries regions and workers that will experience the effect of the phaseout.

The deal launched at the summit will ensure that countries agree to lower their joint in gas discharge by 30% from 2020 levels. 

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