Research Network

The Coal Transitions Project constantly receives feedback from multiple coal stakeholders, a transdisciplinary network to practitioners and civil societies.

Scholven power station – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 – Picture by Guy Gorek


  • Dave Collins, MAC Consulting (Associate Director)
  • Herve Casterman, ENGIE (Deputy Director of Environmental and Social Responsibility)


  • Samantha Smith, Just Transition Centre (Director)

Multilateral Institutions

  • Grzegorz Peszko, World Bank (Lead Economist for the climate change group)
  • Steve Fothergill, Sheffield Hallam University/ CCC Alliance (Professor/Director)


  • Subodh Sharma, Gov of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Advisor)
  • Zou Ji,China National Center for Climate Strategy and International Cooperation (Deputy Director General)


Useful links to homepages targeting various aspects of coal transition:

A New Dimension of Coal Divestment

The German NGO Urgewald has put together the first ever database listing all the major companies of this industry.

Just Transition

Working on just transition brings all actors who believe in fair regional redevelopment to the same table: unions, industry, public administration, governments, civil society and others sharing this goal.

Global coal plant tracker

Published by Global Energy Monitor (formerly CoalSwarm), the Global Coal Plant Tracker provides information on all existing coal plants of 30 MW or larger, as well as every plant proposed  since January 1, 2010.

Europe beyond coal

The Europe Beyond Coal secretariat supports and coordinates work with civil society groups working across 28 European nations.

Carbon Tracker

Carbon Tracker is an independent financial think tank that carries out in-depth analysis on the impact of the energy transition on capital markets and the potential investment in high-cost, carbon-intensive fossil fuels.

Our World in Data: Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels are the world’s primary energy source. They are also the largest contributor to climate change. How has the consumption of fossil fuels changed over time, and who are the main producers? See global and country-level data on fossil fuel consumption, production, prices and resources.