China and US draft plan to limit coal output

A five part plan aimed at tackling climate change has been drafted by the US and China, with both pledging to step up efforts to limit the output from coal-fired power plants as part of the strategy.

The plan, which is set to be implemented from October is not binding, but supporters say it could bolster efforts for new co-ordinated international action to tackle climate change.

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The two countries are the world’s biggest polluters, together accounting for more than 40 per cent of global coal consumption.

Both governments said they would set up large-scale, integrated projects to capture the carbon emissions from coal combustion and also pledged to promote energy efficiency in buildings, improve greenhouse gas data collection and management, and promote smart grids.

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