MEAE / Finland, together with Canada, the United Kingdom and over 20 other partner countries and states, have founded a global Powering Past Coal alliance to encourage governments, businesses and organisations to phase out traditional coal power. The alliance was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn on Thursday 16 November 2017.
Finland is committed to phasing out coal in energy production by 2030.
“Coal is history – in Finland and elsewhere in the world. We have already started to prepare legislation to ban the use of coal for energy as part of Finland’s Energy and Climate Strategy. Our goal is to submit the bill to Parliament next year. I hope we can set an example and inspire others to phase out coal power,” says Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen.