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"Make coal history" says Boris Johnson after IPCC report

Boris Johnson said "the world must shift to clean energy and provide finance to help countries at risk from changing climates".

He also has stated that "Today's report makes for sobering reading, and it is clear that the next decade is going to be pivotal to securing the future of our planet.

"We know what must be done to limit global warming - consign coal to history and shift to clean energy sources, protect nature and provide climate finance for countries on the frontline."

Following these statements on the IPCC report, The UK government is due to publish its strategy on cutting UK emissions to zero overall by 2050 this autumn. The problem with this is that coal consumption has fallen from 61 million tonnes in 2013 to eight million tonnes last year.

The problem is that the country remains dependent on other fossil fuels such as natural gas, which provides most home heating and about 40% of electricity.

The Climate Change Committee says "the UK has adequate policies for only two of 21 key areas in eliminating carbon emissions".

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