UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged countries to stop financing the coal industry, to deliver a sustainable future following the pandemic.

“Coal has no place in Covid-19 recovery plans,” he said on Thursday, via video link during an online summit hosted by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The summit included 40 government ministers from countries around the world, representing 80% of global energy use and emissions. Its aim was to set out plans to reduce global emissions while also boosting economic recovery after Covid-19.