Powering Past Coal Alliance declaration

An alliance of nations, states, cities and organisations committed to moving the world from burning coal to cleaner power sources.


Powering Past Coal Alliance: members


Coal-fired power plants produce almost 40% of global electricity, and coal-fired power generation emits twice as much CO2 as gas per unit of electricity, making carbon pollution from coal a leading contributor to climate change.

On 16 November 2017 an alliance committed to moving the world from burning coal to cleaner power sources was launched at COP23, the UN climate change talks.

This declaration sets out the commitments. The alliance partners are listed on the Powering Past Coal website, along with further information about the Alliance.

Published 16 November 2017
Last updated 4 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Declaration text updated, and link to Alliance members corrected.

  2. South Chungcheong Province, South Korea added to list of countries / states.

  3. 10 new states and cities added to the list of alliance partners.

  4. List of alliance partners updated as of 9 April 2018.

  5. Partners list updated to include: State of California, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Latvia, Liechtensten, State of Oregen, Sweden, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. 24 businesses and organisations have also signed up.

  6. First published.