Context and issues
Coal still represents 28% of global energy consumption. It is clear that meeting countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement requires already significant reductions in coal consumptions. In many coal dependent countries, this raises significant political, social and economic issues.
The objective of this project is to develop credible and feasible trajectories and policy packages for deep transitions in the coal sector in six major coal using countries : Australia, China, Germany, India, Poland, South Africa.
- Coal transitions in Australia
- Coal transitions in China
- Coal transitions in India
- Coal transitions in Germany
- Coal transitions in Poland
- Coal transitions in South Africa
- + What does “peak coal” mean for international coal exporters?
Other reports & Country Case Studies
- An Historical Case Study on Previous Coal Transitions in Germany, July 2018
- Transition Policy for Climate Change Mitigation: Who, What, Why and How, May 2018
- Coal Taxes as Supply – Side Climate Policy: A Rationale For Major Exporters?, May 2017 (journal article – subscription required)
- Strengthening National Coal Transitions to Raise Climate Ambition, November 2017
- Transitioning Beyond Coal: Lessons from the Structural Renewal of Europe’s Old Industrial Regions, November 2017
- Prospects for a “Just Transition” Away from Coal-Fired Power Generation in Australia, November 2017
- Coal Transitions in China’s Power Sector: A Plant-Level Assessment of Stranded Assets and Retirement Pathways, November 2017
- Lessons from Previous Coal Transitions, Synthesis Report, 2017
- Policy Memo - Energy Transitions and the Future of Thermal Coal, 2019
- Country Case Study – Czech Republic, 2017
- Country Case Study – Spain, 2017
- Country Case Study – Poland, 2017
- Country Case Study – The Netherlands, 2017
- Country Case Study – The United Kingdom, 2017
- Country Case Study – The United States, 2017
IDDRI and Climate Strategies are the implementing partners for the Coal Transitions Project.
See the Coal Transitions Project website
See the Coal Transition Platform website : this international research platform aims to develop credible and feasible trajectories and policy guidance for deep transitions in the coal sector in major coal using countries.