In the framework of its research focus on the future of coal, DIW Berlin is a cooperation partner of the research group "CoalExit" at Europa-Universität Flensburg (previously at TU Berlin). "CoalExit" is a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research group which brings together scholars from Europa-Universität Flensburg, TU Berlin, HU Berlin, and DIW Berlin. Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert and Prof. Dr. Franziska Holz are advisors and co-authors of the research group "CoalExit". The research group has been funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in its funding line "Global Change" since October 2017.
The main aim of the research project "CoalExit" is to design a socially acceptable framework for the coal phase-out in Germany. This effort is based on findings from past transitions, continuous feedback from stakeholders, institutional policy analysis, legal aspects and quantitative modeling of the European electricity sector including employment effects.
Moreover, the research group works on the international dimension. It analyzes potential coal transition scenarios in other coal-rich countries, i. a. China, Colombia, India, and South Africa. It investigates the implications on the global coal market and the interdependence with other fossil fuel markets. DIW Berlin will contribute to this research with the COALMOD-World model.
More information can be found on the website of the research group at Europa-Universität Flensburg:
More information on the COALMOD-World model: