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COP26

U.S., Japan, China and India missing from COP26 coal pledge

Plan to transition by 2040s lacks support of carbon-intensive fuel's top consumers

Smoke rises from a coal-fired power plant in Obilic, Kosovo. Countries around the world are moving to phase out coal power generation.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The U.K., host of the COP26 climate summit, on Thursday announced that 46 countries have signed on to an agreement to phase out coal power in advanced economies by the 2030s and worldwide by the 2040s.

This includes a promise not to invest in new coal power at home or abroad.

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