Debate on the phase out of coal plays a leading role at the COP
The United States, China and India did not commit to ending the domestic use of coal to generate electricity
The United States, China and India have not joined the dozens of countries that are committed to end the domestic use of coal to generate electricity (responsible for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions), nor have the 25 countries that have agreed to stop the financing of coal-fired power plants in developing countries. This is a problem: the three nations, plus Australia, which also did not sign the declaration, account for more than two-thirds of the global consumption of coal. Read more at CNN Brasil and Brasil de Fato.