Prof. Dhakal speaks to Reuters on G7 Climate Pledge and what it means to Asia

# After decades of rising emissions, just a statement on limiting coal-fired power by G7 (via) direct funding can hardly be seen as going far enough
# The commitment would have been stronger with a clear timeline for phasing out [existing] fossil fuel infrastructure
# But it could nonetheless prove a “game-changer” in Asia-Pacific where coal remains a mainstay for power generation
# The G7 decision to end new overseas coal funding will ratchet up pressure on Asian countries, from economic giants such as China to fast-developing economies like Bangladesh and Cambodia, to move away from coal
# Without Asia changing course, the world cannot meet any meaningful global targets