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COP26: Numerous countries commit to coal phaseout

Coal is the most polluting fossil fuel and emissions from burning it are a major contributor to climate change. At the global climate summit, 77 signatories have pledged to phase out coal by 2050. But some of the world's biggest users like China, US and Australia have not signed on to the plan.

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