UK-Canada join forces to transition away from coal

The UK and Canada have committed to supporting the global transition away from the reliance on coal. UK Prime Minister Theresa May made the announcement during a joint press conference […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The UK and Canada have committed to supporting the global transition away from the reliance on coal.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May made the announcement during a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during her visit to Canada this week.

She said: “One again, the UK and Canada will lead the way and I am pleased to announce that the UK will aim to phase out unabated coal by 2025.”

Ms May added the two nations will also work together to foster innovation, including measures “that will allow business to harness the opportunities of clean growth”.

A UK-Canada Memorandum of Understanding concerning science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship will increase collaboration among government bodies, knowledge-based institutions and businesses to boost the commercialisation of emerging technologies.