Green jobs in coal regions

Case study: Bełchatów - Executive Summary | Instrat Policy Paper 04/2020


Green investments can generate up to 6 times more jobs in the Bełchatów region than is currently created by the lignite complex

The łódzkie voivodeship may become the second largest beneficiary of the Just Transition Mechanism, EU funds for transformation of coal regions – as reported by experts from think tank Instrat in a study commissioned by ClientEarth. The report suggests that 61 thousand jobs may be created in green investments. This is six times more than the current employment in mining and lignite combustion at the Bełchatów Power Plant. The funds can be acquired under the condition that the region establishes a Just Transition Territorial Plan and the government pledges to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.