SA president urges West to deliver promise to end coal

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on western nations to deliver a financial package they promised to help the nation speed up its move away from coal.

The US, Britain, France, Germany and the European Union pledged a deal valued at eight point five billion dollars which includes initiatives to help fossil fuel workers move to greener industries.

When the deal was announced, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the United Nations COP26 meeting in Glasgow that it would help move the world toward meeting its climate targets by choking off international finance for coal.