Warsaw, 18 November 2013. Today, a group of 27 scientists from across the world join forces to address the coal industry’s false claim that 'high efficiency coal' is a climate solution. In a joint statement, the scientists explain why new coal without carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) would mean dramatically overshooting the agreed 2°C global warming limit. The statement is a direct response to the controversial International Coal and Climate Summit, which the World Coal Association hosts in parallel to the UN climate negotiations.
Invitation to Press Conference
We cordially invite you to a press conference to mark the release of a joint statement by 27 leading energy and climate scientists to refute the coal industry claims about "high efficiency" coal as a climate solution. The statement addresses the World Coal Association's International Coal and Climate Summit, which takes place in Warsaw on 18-19 November 2013, in parallel to UNFCCC's COP19.
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