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21st Feb 2024

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EU joins pledge to boost 'clean' steel production

Britain, the US, India, China, and the EU were among 40 nations who pledged to increase production of so-called near zero-emissions steel around the world by 2030 at the 'COP26' climate summit. "Near-zero emission steel is the preferred choice in global markets, with efficient use and near-zero emission steel production established and growing in every region by 2030," the UK said in a statement announcing the accord.

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