Institution: Chinese investors, Export credit agencies, World Bank Group
Why coal is not the way forward - facts versus myths
Briefing | November 14, 2016 | Download PDF
Coal is the single biggest contributor to global climate change. But governments and investors planning new coal capacities have a range of flimsy arguments why coal would be the best or the only alternative. This briefing busts a number of myths surrounding coal, such as "coal is cheap", "alleviates poverty" or "coal is clean".
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