Coal represents 28% of global energy consumption. However, meeting commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change requires a significant reduction in coal consumption across the globe. In many coal-dependent countries, this raises significant political, social and economic issues.
Coal Transitions is a research project led by think tanks IDDRI and Climate Strategies which aims to develop credible and feasible trajectories and policy packages for deep transitions in the coal sector in six major coal using countries. For more, see the “About” page.