China’s coal plans could derail Cop26 climate ambitions, says Labour

Ed Miliband joins climate experts in expressing deep concern over Beijing’s plans to step up coal output

China’s “deeply concerning” plan to burn more coal threatens to derail the UK’s efforts to coordinate tougher global commitments to reduce carbon emissions at next month’s Cop26 summit in Glasgow, according to climate experts and Labour.

Beijing has ordered its major coal-producing regions to step up output, after large parts of the country were hit by rolling blackouts affecting factories and homes.

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