The sun rises behind the cooling towers at Mehrum coal-fired power plant in Hohenhameln, Germany in January 2020. Photo: AFP
The sun rises behind the cooling towers at Mehrum coal-fired power plant in Hohenhameln, Germany in January 2020. Photo: AFP

In climate push, G7 agrees to stop international funding for coal

  • Stopping fossil fuel funding is seen as a major step to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times
  • Move means countries like China that still back coal are increasingly isolated and could face more pressure to stop

The sun rises behind the cooling towers at Mehrum coal-fired power plant in Hohenhameln, Germany in January 2020. Photo: AFP
The sun rises behind the cooling towers at Mehrum coal-fired power plant in Hohenhameln, Germany in January 2020. Photo: AFP
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