In November 2016, Canada announced an accelerated phase-out of coal-fired electricity by 2030, and the U.K. announced their commitment to phase-out coal by 2025.
On September 18, 2017, Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister May announced a new partnership on clean growth and climate change.
This new partnership reaffirmed the close relationship the two countries share when it comes to tackling the world’s most pressing issues.
Both Canada and the U.K. are committed to creating a cleaner, more innovative economy that reduces emissions and protects our environment, while creating well-paying jobs for their citizens.
The need to phase out emissions from coal power globally has never been greater. This measure alone can play a critical role in helping to keep temperatures from rising above 1.5ºC, reducing air pollution and smog, improving health and helping the world avoid the most severe impacts of climate change. Canada is proud to co-lead the Powering Past Coal Alliance with the United Kingdom. This Alliance is a global driver of momentum on climate action to create a cleaner, healthier future for our children and grandchildren.
Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Canada)