【News】COP26:Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement


On November 4th, Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement  was released at COP26.

Here is a copy of the official COP announcement:


We, the undersigned, noting that coal power generation is the single biggest cause of global temperature increases, recognise the imperative to urgently scale-up the deployment of clean power to accelerate the energy transition.

We commit to work together to make clean power the most affordable and accessible option globally, with ensuing economic and health benefits as we build back better from the COVID pandemic.

Our shared vision is to accelerate a transition away from unabated coal power generation, as is essential to meet our shared goals under the Paris Agreement, in a way that benefits workers and communities and ensures access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 (SDG7).

We commit to the following actions to drive this global transition forward, and we encourage others to make similar commitments:

  1. To rapidly scale up our deployment of clean power generation and energy efficiency measures in our economies, and to support other countries to do the same, recognising the leadership shown by countries making ambitious commitments, including through support from the Energy Transition Council;
  2. To rapidly scale up technologies and policies in this decade to achieve a transition away from unabated coal power generation in the 2030s (or as soon as possible thereafter) for major economies and in the 2040s (or as soon as possible thereafter) globally, consistent with our climate targets and the Paris Agreement, recognising the leadership shown by countries making ambitious commitments, including through the Powering Past Coal Alliance;
  3. To cease issuance of new permits for new unabated coal-fired power generation projects, cease new construction of unabated coal-fired power generation projects and to end new direct government support for unabated international coal-fired power generation, recognising the leadership of countries making ambitious commitments, including through the No New Coal Power Compact;
  4. To strengthen our domestic and international efforts to provide a robust framework of financial, technical, and social support to affected workers, sectors and communities to make a just and inclusive transition away from unabated coal power in a way that benefits them, and expands access to clean energy for all, recognising the leadership of countries endorsing the COP26 Just Transition Declaration.
    We recognize that countries, workers, and communities in the developing world require support to transition from coal and realise a sustainable and economically inclusive energy future, and that international co-operation will be needed to provide such support.

We recognise that while significant progress has been made to realise our shared vision, our task is not yet complete, and we call on others to join us as we redouble our efforts to accelerate the global energy transition over the coming years.


unabated coal :  Consumption of fossil fuels in facilities without CCUS are classified as “unabated”.

Link to the original statement

Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement

Statement supported by:

  1. The Republic of Albania, H.E. Ms. Belinda Balluku, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure
  2. The Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr Parviz Shahbazov
  3. The Kingdom of Belgium, Minister Zakia Khattabi, Minister for Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development and Green Deal
  4. The Republic of Botswana, endorsing clauses 1, 2 and 4
  5. Brunei Darussalam, Hon. Dato Seri Setia Ir. Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Minister of Development
  6. Canada, Minister Steven Guilbeault
  7. The Republic of Chile, Minister Juan Carlos Jobet
  8. The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, Minister Thomas Camara
  9. The Republic of Croatia, Mr Tomislav Ćorić
  10. The Republic of Cyprus, Environment Minister Mr. Costas Kadis
  11. The Kingdom of Denmark, Minister Dan Jørgensen
  12. The Republic of Ecuador, Minister Juan Carlos Bermeo, Minister of Energy and Non Renewable Resources
  13. ​​The Arab Republic of Egypt
  14. The European Union, Commissioner Kadri Simson
  15. The Republic of Finland, Minister Mika Lintilä
  16. The French Republic, Minister Barbara Pompili
  17. The Federal Republic of Germany, Minister Svenja Schulze
  18. Hungary, Minister Attila Steiner, endorsing clauses 1, 2 and 4
  19. The Republic of Indonesia, Minister Arifin, endorsing clauses 1, 2 and 4. Indonesia signs up to the COP26 Coal to Clean Power Transition statement, excluding clause 3 but as part of its commitment to reach net zero by 2060, or sooner with international assistance, Indonesia will consider accelerating coal phase out into the 2040s, conditional on agreeing additional international financial and technical assistance.
  20. Ireland, Minister Eamon Ryan TD
  21. The State of Israel, Minister Ms. Karine Elharrar and Minister Tamar Zandberg
  22. The Italian Republic, Ecological Transition Minister, Roberto Cingolani
  23. The Republic of Kazakhstan, First Vice-Minister of Energy, Murat Zhurebekov, endorsing clause 4
  24. The Principality of Liechtenstein, H.E. Ms. Sabine Monauni
  25. The Republic of Maldives, Minister Aminath Shauna
  26. The Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mariam Bekaye
  27. The Islamic Republic of Mauritius, Honourable Minister Kavydass Ramano
  28. The Kingdom of Morocco, Minister Benali, endorsing clauses 1, 3 and 4
  29. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Minister Ramashay Prasad Yadav
  30. The Kingdom of the Netherlands, Minister Tom de Bruijn
  31. New Zealand, Minister James Shaw
  32. Republic of North Macedonia, Minister Naser Nuredini
  33. The Republic of Philippines, Secretary Cusi, endorsing clauses 1 and 4
  34. The Republic of Poland, Minister Anna Moskwa, Minister of Climate and Environment
  35. The Portuguese Republic, Minister João Pedro Matos Fernandes
  36. The Republic of Senegal, Minister Gladima
  37. The Republic of Singapore, Minister Grace Fu
  38. The Slovak Republic, Environment Minister Ján Budaj
  39. Federal Republic of Somalia, Hon Amb Gamal Mohamed Hassan, Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development
  40. The Republic of Korea, H.E. Moon Sung-wook, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy
  41. The Kingdom of Spain, Minister Teresa Ribera
  42. The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Minister of Power Gamini Lokuge
  43. Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanishyna
  44. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, COP26 President Alok Sharma
  45. The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Minister Ngo Dinh Dien
  46. Wales, Julie James, Minister for Climate Change
  47. The Republic of Zambia, Minister Hon. Collins Nzovu MP, Minister of Green Economy and Environment


  1. Jeju, Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea, Koo Man-Seop, Acting Governor
  2. Negros Oriental, the Philippines, Governor Degamo
  3. The State of Hawaii, USA, Governor Ige
  4. The State of Oregon, USA, Governor Brown
  5. The Australian Capital Territory Act Government, Australia, Minister Shane Rattenbury MLA


  1. ACWA Power, Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO
  2. Carbon Tracker, Jon Grayson, CEO
  3. Diageo, Kirstie McIntyre, Director
  4. Drax, Will Gardiner, CEO
  5. EDF Group, Alexandre Perra, Group Senior Executive Vice-President
  6. EDF UK, Simone Rossi, CEO
  7. EDP, Miguel Stilwell de Andrade, CEO
  8. Engie, Catherine MacGregor, CEO
  9. Envision, Lei Zhang, CEO
  10. Global Solar Council, Gianna Chianetta, CEO
  11. GWEC, Ben Backwell, CEO
  12. Iberdrola, Ignacio S Galan, CEO
  13. International Geothermal Association, Marit Brommer, Executive Director
  14. Legal & General Group Plc, Simon Gadd (ESG Director), John Godfrey (Public Affairs Director), Sara Heald (Head of CSR)
  15. Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) , Cllr Doug McMurdo, LAPFF chair
  16. Mott MacDonald, Professor Denise Bower, Executive Director
  17. National Grid, John Pettigrew, CEO
  18. Ørsted, Mads Nipper, CEO
  19. PensionDanmark
  20. PSEG, Ralph Izzo, CEO
  21. Renew Power, Sumant Sinha
  22. RES, Eduardo Medina, CEO
  23. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Andreas Nauen, CEO
  24. SSE, Alistair Philips-Davies, CEO
  25. UKSIF, James Alexander, Chief Executive
  26. Varma, Hanna Kaskel