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Comprehensive, Whole-of-Government Strategies on Coal Transition in Major Coal Using Countries

Current Project


Climate Policy

Project Management

Jörn Richstein

Project Period

June 1, 2016 - February 28, 2019

Funded by

KR Foundation

In Cooperation With

IDDRI, Climate Strategies (Koordinatoren), IBS, Tsinghua University, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Australian National University, University of Cape Town

In the project Coal Transitions leading research institutes in six major coal-using countries evaluate current policies and develop economically
feasible and socially just pathways to transition from thermal coal before 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement. Next to the Climate Policy department and the department of Energy, Transportation and Environment of the DIW Berlin (Germany), these are Tsinghua University Beijing  (China), Technology IIT Ahmedabad (India), University of Cape Town (South Africa), Australian National University (Australia) and Institute for Structural Research IBS Warsaw (Poland). Additionally, the DIW Berlin investigates the effects of a coal phase out scenarios on the global coal market and the major suppliers using the COALMOD world model, especially considering economic sustainability of further mining and production assets. The project is led by  IDDRI  (Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations) and the research network Climate Strategies.

Further information and reports can be found on the webpage of the project consortium and the press release on the project report.

DIW Team