France is shutting down all of its coal-fired power plants by 2023, announced by president Francois Hollande.

At the annual UN climate change conference on Wednesday, president Francois Hollande announced to stop the use of fossil fuel by 2023.

President Hollande praised President Barack Obama saying  “The role played by Barack Obama was crucial in achieving the Paris agreement.” He went on to say “We need carbon neutrality by 2050.”

Many countries are planning to cut carbon emission and stop using fossil fuel. UK plans to stop using fossil fuel by 2025, Germany wants to cut greenhouse gas emission by 95% by 2050, and many others such as China are already progressing on cutting pollution levels.