Which countries still hold a flame for coal?

2 min readNov 8, 2021
  • Columbia has reduced its coal production by 40.65% over the last 5-years.
  • Indonesia had the biggest growth in coal production over the 5-years, increasing 21.86% since 2015.
  • Of the 200 countries and organisations in Glasgow, 190 agree to quit coal, 40 sign pledge.
  • Australia is the fourth largest producer and the largest exporter of coal in the world.

190 countries have agreed to quit coal, while more than 40 countries have pledged to quit coal following recent COP26 talks.

Only a handful of stalwarts continue to hold a flame for the commodity.

Major coal users including Poland, Vietnam and Chile agreed to flame out coal, whilst heavy coal users and exporters including Australia, India, China and the US continue to stoke the fire.

Under the terms of the pledge, countries agreed to ‘phase out and not build, or invest in new coal power for the first time’.

Poland was one of the 40 signatories with the European nation reducing its coal production by a staggering 24% over the last five years.

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