G20 Countries Finance Coal Projects in Developing Countries Despite Commitment to Paris Accord

G20 Countries Finance Coal Projects in Developing Countries Despite Commitment to Paris Accord

A number of G20 countries, including China, Japan, South Korea and Germany, are continuing to fund highly polluting coal mining projects despite their commitments to the Paris Accord which in theory obligates them to lower their carbon footprint. None of these G20-funded coal projects are based within those countries’ borders, however; they are all located in developing nations such as Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam and Bangladesh, technically contributing to the developing nations’ carbon footprints instead of those of the G20 countries.

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