Coal is the world’s oldest industrial source of energy. It is still a dominant source of energy across the world today – particularly for the production of electricity.
Many countries are therefore committing to phasing coal power out of their electricity mix. These pledges are not legally-binding; they are public statements of commitment. But they nonetheless give the public – and other countries – clear targets that they can hold governments accountable to.
This map shows which countries made zero-coal pledges, and the year by which they aim to achieve this. Some countries are already coal-free. Some have set to phase it out by 2030; 2040 or later. Some have not yet committed to eliminating it.1