Earlier this week EMTV News reported on the heated debate of coal mining in PNG and since then critics have joined in the debate.
The opposition will not support a coal industry, regardless of it being a lucrative business.
Also speaking against coal mining, UN’s resident coordinator, Roy Trivedy says, “We should just leave the coal in the ground.”
Affordable and Clean energy is the seventh goal on the list of the United Nations’ global Sustainable Development Goals.
With this in mind, PNG being a signatory to the Paris Climate Agreement, many have opposed the idea of coal being mined in the country.
The fossil fuel has many adverse effects including the emissions of
greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.
Mr Trivedy, who himself is quite vocal about renewable energy, spoke out against coal mining in the country.