The UK used coal to generate 25% of all its electricity five years ago, but that figure is now up to 2%. Boris Johnson said that by 2024 the use of coal will be completely eliminated.
The prime minister also said that he does not see any conflict with the green movement. capitalism“The whole experience of the Covid pandemic is that the way to solve the problem is through breakthroughs and investments made possible by science and innovation, capitalism and the free market.”
“We have the tools for a green industrial revolution, but time is short,” he said.
Elsewhere, the prime minister made a number of calls to other leaders for action, including:
Allowing only zero-emission vehicles to be sold worldwide by 2040
Each country should reduce its carbon emissions by 68% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels
collectively commit to achieving carbon neutrality (or net zero) by the middle of the century
End coal energy use in developing countries by 2040 and in the developed world by 2030
Stop and reverse tree and biodiversity loss by 2030.