Research Partners

The Coal Transitions Project brings together local knowledge from major coal consuming and/or producing countries.


Australian National University: Centre for Climate and Energy Policy

The Centre for Climate and Energy Policy (CCEP) is a network of researchers and experts working on climate change economics and policy and analysis of related topics. CCEP is an organized research unit at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University.

University of Melbourne: Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

MSSI facilitates interdisciplinary sustainability research across faculties and centers at the University of Melbourne, and promotes research in a way that maximizes engagement and impact. MSSI emphasizes the contribution of the social sciences and humanities to understanding and addressing sustainability and resilience challenges.


Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University diligently focuses on addressing the challenges faced by both Chinese and global societies by developing competitive and creative solutions, enhancing research efforts on strategic and global issues, and aiming for topics with significant prospective importance.  As part of these efforts, Tsinghua actively engages in Asian/African/Latin American studies, and carries out mid- and long-term strategic studies on key issues of human societies.

Czech Republic

Charles University

The Charles University Environment center conducts environmental research and provides environmental expertise and information for students, university staff and for the general public. The center collaborates with parliamentary bodies, state administration, non-government organizations and many academic and research institutions both locally and abroad.


Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

IDDRI is an independent research institute and a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform who identifies the conditions and proposes tools to put sustainable development at the heart of international relations.


German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)

The Department of Energy, Transportation, Environment analyzes how an eco-friendly, competitive, and safe energy supply can be secured. The emphasis here is on sustainable energy supply, mobility and, above all, evaluating the costs of climate change and climate protection policy.

Berlin Institute of Technology: Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy (WIP)

The main aim of the research project ‘CoalExit’ is to design a socially acceptable framework for an upcoming coal phase-out in Germany, as a basis for future regional transition frameworks. Subsequently, this inter- and transdisciplinary research analyzes the particular situation in other countries, i.a. China, Colombia, India, and South Africa, its implications on the global coal market, and the interdependence with other fossil fuel markets.


Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

IIMA aims to continue to be recognized as a premier global management school operating at the frontiers of management education and practice while creating a progressive and sustainable impact on society. Apart from its strong focus on industry and business management education, IIMA, since its early years, has engaged with sectors like agriculture, education, health, cooperatives, transportation, population studies, energy and public administration.


University of Groningen: Centre for Energy Economics Research

CEER is a center of applied research that focuses on the economic analysis of the role of energy (oil, gas, electricity, heat) in societies. CEER applies state of the art academic knowledge to important societal issues and cooperates with external stakeholders in order to contribute to solving these problems.


Institute for Structural Research

The Institute for Structural Research (IBS) is an independent and politically neutral research foundation. Its research studies focus on economic analysis and evaluating the consequences of public policies on labour markets, demography, education, family policy, public finance as well as energy and climate.

South Africa

University of Cape Town: Energy Research Centre

The ERC is a multi-disciplinary research center whose research aims at deepening knowledge and understanding of energy and development needs, problems, challenges and innovative solutions, as well as linkages between energy and other themes, including economic and social development and impact, environment and climate change.


Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Its mission is to foster, coordinate, develop and promote scientific and technological research, of a multidisciplinary nature, in order to contribute to advancing knowledge and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to train staff and advise public and private entities on this matter.


Climate Strategies 

Climate Strategies is an independent, not-for-profit organization that aims to improve policy in the fields of climate change, energy and sustainable development, by bridging the gap between decision-makers and researchers.

Sheffield Hallam University: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

As a leading UK policy research center, CRESR seeks to understand the impact of social and economic disadvantage on places and people, and assess critically the policies and interventions targeted at these issues.


University of Oxford: Smith School

The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment seeks to apply impactful research with enterprise to shape business practices, government policy and stakeholder engagement. Its focus is on environmental economics and policy as well as enterprise management, financial markets and investment.