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London • 24th June (3)

High-Level Dialogue

This year, Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) Co-Chairs, the United Kingdom and Canada, and Bloomberg Philanthropies are convening a series of Solutions Dialogues, hosted by PPCA members and partners around the world. These Dialogues will bring together government, business, finance and civil society leaders to raise ambition and accelerate action on the phase-out of unabated coal power. 

The series will begin with a High-Level Dialogue at London Climate Action Week on 24th June at 14:00 BST. Marking the year when the UK closes its last remaining coal power plant, the High-Level Dialogue aims to send a clear message on the need to accelerate coal phase-out globally. In London’s Battersea Power Station, ministers and prominent global figures will showcase the key actions they are taking and define the priority next steps for an effective, just transition. The event will be also live-streamed and recorded for a global audience.


From 14:00 to 16:30 BST

International action and collaboration for global coal phase out

  • Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA  

Video remarks from Co-Conveners

  • Steven Guilbeault, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Canada  
  • Michael Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions and founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies 

High level remarks

  • Fadillah Yusof, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy Transition and Water Transformation, Malaysia 
  • Mukhtar Babayev, COP29 President Designate, Azerbaijan
  • Catherine Stewart, Climate Change Ambassador, Canada  
  • Selwin Hart, Special Adviser to Secretary-General of the United Nations 

Progress in accelerating coal phase out globally  

Moderated by Ailun Yang, International Initiatives Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies 

Part I:

  • Jennifer Morgan, State Secretary, Germany  
  • Rachmat Kaimuddin, Indonesian Deputy Minister, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs 

Part II:

  • Ximena Carolina Fuentes Torrijo, Chilean Ambassador to the UK 
  • Gwynne Taraska, Managing Director for Clean Energy, SPEC, United States 
  • Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Director of the ILO Action Programme on Just Transitions  

Mobilising financial support for coal transition  

Moderated by Alice Carr, Executive Director for Public Policy, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) 


  • Ravi Menon, Singapore’s Ambassador for Climate Action  
  • Kevin Magron, Climate Ambassador, France  
  • Mary Shapiro, Co-Chair, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) 

Roundtable discussion:  

  • John Murton, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Standard Chartered 
  • Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director of the Environment Directorate, OECD  
  • Harry Boyd Carpenter, Managing Director, Climate Strategy and Delivery at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development  

Launch PPCA Regional Solutions Dialogues 

  • Julia Skorupska, Head of Secretariat, Powering Past Coal Alliance  

Closing keynote

  • Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All