Here are the top stories compiled from major international English-language news outlets.

Announcements

“A group of 190 countries and organisations will agree to commit to the end of coal power at the COP26 climate summit… Major coal countries Poland and Vietnam are among 18 nations committing to phase out the use of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel for the first time.”

“The Asian Development Bank has launched a plan that aims to help Indonesia and the Philippines retire 50% of their coal fleet over the next 10 to 15 years. The plan, called the ‘Energy Transition Mechanism,’ comprises two multi-billion-dollar funds.”

“The IFRS Foundation said at the COP26 climate conference on Wednesday that it would form the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), which will be tasked with creating a single set of standards ‘to meet investors’ information needs’.”

Cop26: 190 countries and organisations sign pledge to end coal-fired power
Labour said ‘glaring gaps remain’ in government’s plan to end burning of world’s dirtiest fossil fuel

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