Coal regions across the world face very special challenges in the transition to a climate neutral economy. A view to historic structural change processes in regions where coal mining has declined or stopped, show that these transition processes take decades. Early action and a well-managed transition can significantly lessen negative impacts for the region and help to reap many of the potential benefits of a coal phase-out. However, there are many challenges. Regional decision makers do need to acquire demanding skills in good governance and often struggle with a lack of both capacities and information.
Against this background, within the past years, the Wuppertal Institute compiled a set of toolkits to support European coal regions. This existing pool of knowledge has now been extended into a Toolbox for Just Energy Transitions in Coal Regions globally. In a series of online events, selected key issues with high relevance for coal regions outside the EU are now being discussed.
More events are planned and will be announced on this page.