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

Practitioners

Industry

Dave Collins, MAC Consulting (Associate Director)

MAC Consulting is an Organisational Effectiveness consultancy, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, focused on Operational Excellence, Human Capital Excellence, Strategy Execution and Business Transformation.

Herve Casterman, ENGIE (Deputy Director of Environmental and Social Responsibility)

ENGIE is a French multinational electric utility company, which operates in the fields of energy transition, electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, nuclear, renewable energy and Petroleum.

WIP Renewable Energies

WIP Renewable Energies is a private consultancy company. WIP has been active in the fields of renewable energy technologies (biomass, solar, PV, wind, hydro) for over four decades, providing a range of technical expert and non-technical services to both industrial and public sector clients at the international level. WIP’s mission is to bridge the gap between research and implementation of renewable energy systems.

Inodu - Energy and Sustainability

Inodú is focused on developing solutions and providing consulting services aimed at improving the sustainability of the energy value chain for businesses, governments, law-firms and non- governmental organizations in Latin America.

Project 90 by 2030

We envision a world that sustains humanity, where people are valued and earth systems are preserved.

Labor Unions

Samantha Smith, Just Transition Centre (Director)

The Just Transition Centre was established in 2016 by the ITUC and partners. The Centre brings together workers and their unions, communities, businesses and governments in social dialogue to ensure that labour has a seat at the table when planning for a Just Transition to a low-carbon world.

Multilateral Institutions

Grzegorz Peszko, World Bank (Lead Economist for the climate change group)

The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of poorer countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects. It comprises two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the International Development Association.

Government

Subodh Sharma, Gov of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Advisor)

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is an Indian government ministry.

Zou Ji, China National Center for Climate Strategy and International Cooperation (Deputy Director General)

The National Center for Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation (NCSC) is an institution directly under the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

Research

Steve Fothergill, Sheffield Hallam University/ CCC Alliance (Professor/Director)

Steve Fothergill has been a professor within CRESR since 1992. An economist by background, he is an experienced researcher with a track record extending back more than thirty years at a number of academic institutions and a national and international reputation.

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany, was established in 1991 as the first and only centre in the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres to be exclusively devoted to environmental research in a great variety of fields. Founded in response to the severe pollution prevailing in Central Germany, the UFZ has become a world-wide acknowledged centre of expertise in the remediation and re-naturation of contaminated landscapes, as well as the preservation of biodiversity and natural landscapes.

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.

After Coal

After Coal is a long term community engagement project that uses documentary film and community forums to bring people together to discuss strategies to create a just transition in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales.

European Gas Tracker

European Gas Tracker is a searchable map and database covering fossil gas pipelines, power plants, LNG terminals, and extraction sites in the EU and neighboring countries. It is based on 1,500 footnoted pages on the new Global Energy Monitor wiki platform. The page is updated  on a periodic basis, allowing the tracker to stay up to date.