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Climate Change

G-7 to help Indonesia, Vietnam shed dependence on coal power plants

India and Senegal also to receive support in transitioning to renewable energy

A coal-fired power plant in Indonesia. Japan and the U.S. are expected to be major contributors to the Southeast Asian nation's efforts to phase out coal.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Group of Seven major economies will expand an initiative to support such developing countries as Indonesia in their efforts to phase out coal.

G-7 members will provide financial and technical support to help developing countries transition their mainstay coal-fired power generation to renewable energy in a push to accelerate decarbonization. As a first step, support will be provided to Indonesia, Vietnam, India and Senegal.

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