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Allowing Cumbria coalmine was ‘disaster’ for climate diplomacy

The UK’s decision to open a new coalmine in Cumbria was a “disaster” that encouraged other countries to press ahead with fossil fuels, and the continued expansion of North Sea oil and gas is likely to continue the harm, a former chief adviser to the government has said. Other countries are using the UK as an excuse for pressing ahead with fossil fuel projects despite their climate commitments, according to Adair Turner, the first chair of the Committee on Climate Change and a former head of the CBI.

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  • George Kariuki

    29 w

    I urge the UK government to listen to Lord Turner's advice and take action to address climate change. The future of the planet depends on it.

    • Princess

      29 w

      @george_kariuki They better take this more seriously. 😤

    • Gorffly mokua

      29 w

      This is a big setback for climate diplomacy, sending concerning signals amid global efforts to combat climate change!

      • walter lungayi

        30 w

        It sends a contradictory message to the world about the urgency of addressing climate change. Coal is one of the most polluting fossil fuels, and approving a new coalmine goes against the global efforts to transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. This decision undermines the credibility of the UK as a leader in climate action and weakens its ability to influence other countries to take ambitious steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

        • rosebellendiritu

          30 w

          They know how these projects endanger lives but they seem not to care

        • johnte ndeto

          30 w

          Coal mining should be banned as it impacts on climate negatively

          • mercy nduta

            29 w

            @johnte_ndeto Coal is the top contributor to climate change and there's urgency for its ban.

          • Princess

            30 w

            That was bad move.

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