Coal in India and the prospects for a just energy transition

Policy brief | Fossil Exit


This report seeks to offer a comprehensive look into India’s coal industry and the current discussions regarding a just transition to alternative energy sources. It sheds light on the ambiguous prospects for coal, delves into potential socio-economic impacts of a phase-down of coal, and offers an overview of relevant policies. A special focus is placed on grassroots perspectives from the affected coal regions. Concluding with policy recommendations, the report aims to assist policymakers, community members, professionals, businesses, and non-governmental organizations in navigating and promoting an inclusive shift. The findings presented are drawn from original research and analysis, bolstered by existing scholarly works.


  • Europa-Universität Flensburg

  • Research Group Fossil Exit