Coal @ COP26: messy messaging, positive progress, significant substance

Energy day at COP26 saw real progress made in the global coal-to-clean transition. However, the way the UK handled a swathe of announcements and press releases resulted in some confusion and scepticism as to what was delivered. We share our immediate reactions and then dive into the details.

In our Coal @ COP26 series, we cut through the confusion and identify how COP26 has captured momentum across data trends and political commitments:


E3G’s view is that across these critical elements of the global coal-to-clean transition, COP26 saw significant and substantial announcements that demonstrate positive progress under the UK COP26 Presidency, moving the world closer to ‘consigning coal to history’.

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