Canada to close all coal mines to meet UN climate goals

Canada will phase out the country's coal mines by 2030 as part of a broader strategy to drastically limit fossil fuel emissions.

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The Canadian government aims to eliminate coal-fired electricity by 2030 as part of an overall clean energy strategy. 

The plan, which accelerates the government's existing timetable, aims to bring Canada in line with the CO2 reduction targets set out in the UN's global climate agreement, secured in Paris last year.

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