Coal’s future in the world’s energy mix is secure even as governments adopt stricter policies to tackle climate change, according to the head of coal and copper at Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second-biggest mining company.
The UK needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 57% by 2030 to meet its long-term goal for tackling climate change cost-effectively, government advisers have said.
The United States and China have advanced policies to limit CO2 emissions, ahead of next month's COP21 carbon emmissions conference in Paris.
Global use of coal is heading for its biggest fall in history this year, an analysis by green campaigners suggests.
The head of the World Meteorological Organisation has said immediate action must be taken if mankind is to keep global warming at manageable levels.
Concerns about the climate change impact of burning the world's remaining oil resources mean the reserves will never be fully exploited, BP chief economist Spencer Dale has said.