IIED statement on UK government decision to stop aid for coal investment

Press release, 20 January 2020
On Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that the UK government will stop investing in coal overseas, IIED director Andrew Norton said:

“The UK government’s decision to stop providing aid to support coal projects is long overdue and a welcome step in the right direction – but it needs to go further.

“To meet the scale of the climate crisis, it must stop subsidising all fossil fuel exploration and production. And the climate finance it has committed to help developing countries must be geared to meet local people’s priorities and needs in their efforts to develop and thrive in the face of climate change.”

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