Thursday, December 19, 2013
Coal part of solution for climate change, says UN climate chief
Mining Innovation: Christina Figueres, UN climate chief, has said that coal power can be part of the solution in dealing with climate change. At the International Coal and Climate summit in Warsaw, Figueres told delegates that they had “the opportunity to be part of the worldwide climate solution” by turning off old coal plants, capturing and storing carbon from new plants and leaving most of the coal reserves in the ground. While she said that coal power would help alleviate poverty and propel economic growth in poorer countries, the industry “must change”.