Under the Coal Transitions project, national experts in China, India, South Africa, Poland, Australia and Germany explored options for their countries to implement economically feasible and socially acceptable coal transition strategies that are consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. 

This report explores pathways and implications for Germany to phase out its domestic coal use by 2050. It highlights lessons from previous German coal transitions in both the former West and East Germany to support the current debate on when and how Germany should achieve an exit from thermal coal. 

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  • Hanna Brauers,
  • Philipp Herpich,
  • Christian von Hirschhausen,
  • Ingmar Jürgens,
  • Karsten Neuhoff,
  • Pao-Yu Oei,
  • Jörn Richstein