COP26: Australian PM Scott Morrison clings to coal despite Glasgow pledge

Pelicans resting on rocks across from industrial units in the world’s largest coal exporting port in Newcastle, Australia. PHOTO: AFP
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SYDNEY - Hours after the world reached a pact at the climate summit in Glasgow to phase down the use of coal, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison was asked whether the deal - as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson put it - "sounded the death knell for coal power".

"No," Mr Morrison told reporters in Sydney. "I don't believe it did."

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