World’s must united to move from coal to clean energy

For the first Global Summit of Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) to discuss ways to speed up the pace of transfer from coal to clean energy at the United Nations Climate Summit COP26 in November Prominent names from around the world united this week.

On March 2, many important ministers from around the world, top leaders of international organizations, and many industrial leaders gathered before COP26 in a global initiative against coal and participated in this first PPCA summit. All of them called for ambitious global action to end coal use in a phased manner. The PPCA summit is hosted by the UK’s Trade, Energy and Clean Energy Development Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson, who also co-chairs the PPCA.

In response, UK Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said, “I am delighted to co-host this year’s largest global gathering on an important topic such as phasing out coal energy in a phased manner.” Last year, by not using coal to produce electricity for more than 5,000 hours, Britain set an example for the world in clean energy production. And this global summit of PPCA will unite all world leaders and also enable other countries not to use coal-generated energy. Ultimately our earth will be protected, clean energy development and employment will be promoted worldwide and a green and healthy future will be possible for the people of this generation. ”

Further, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson said, “The first and most important step is to end the process of generating electricity by burning coal so that we can achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and achieve net-zero by 2050 Will be successful in stepping in the direction. With more and more countries, financial institutions, companies and sub-national governments working together, we are creating a healthy future for our children and their children. “

Keep in mind, according to the International Energy Institute, IEA, that although the transfer of clean energy from coal power is going well, its pace is far below what it would have accomplished to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The latest data also suggests that a ten-fold increase in the CO2 emission reduction rate is necessary to prevent a climate emergency.

It is important to accelerate the speed of this change to keep the global temperature rise within 1.5 ° C. It will help solve the global economic crisis and generate about nine million green jobs in clean energy.

According to the IPCC and the PPCA announcement, by 2030 coal power generation should be nearly four-fifths of the world and completely eliminated from developed countries. Determining the starting date of complete change for distance from coal, employment generation are the initial steps that are important to reach the direction of long-term net zero commitments by most countries.

Speakers at this high level session called for speeding up the process of eliminating the use of coal. Including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, COP26 President- Alok Sharma, Minister Andrea Meja (Costa Rica), Minister Dan Jørgensen (Denmark), Minister Barbara Pompili (France), Minister Svenja Schulze (Germany), Minister Konstantinos Skrekas (Greece), Minister Attila Steiner (Hungary), Minister Abdou Karim Sall (Senegal), Minister Adrián Peña (Uruguay), Commissioner Fekadu Beyene (Ethiopia), UN Special Secretary-General for Climate Change and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg, United Nations High-Level Champion Nigel Topping, United Nations Special Envoy Mark Carney, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Damilola Ogunbiyi and Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa.

Ministers Trevelyan and Wilkinson welcomed ten new members of the Alliance: Hungary, Uruguay, Kyoto City (Japan), financial institutions Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ, Canada), California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS, United States ), M&G Plc (UK), PensionDanmark (Denmark), Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP (Netherlands), and Utilities National Grid (UK) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG, Canada). With its growing membership, PPCA also welcomed the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) as a new partner organization.

Hungary has committed itself to phasing out coal use in a phased manner by 2030, with EU member states showing increasing momentum to meet the objective of phasing out coal phasing by 2030. Uruguay is a leader in building a coal-free electricity sector, which produces more than 97% of its energy from renewable energy sources. As the first PPCA member in Japan, the Kyoto city collaborates with the coalition to pave the way for rapid energy transformation in the country