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The Paris agreement achieved at the COP Summit in 2015 made clear that further CO2 reductions at the global level will be required. In countries whose economies are based on coal this major step raises questions about the future. How will it affect coal production and consumption and what could be the social and economic consequences of such changes?


During the project the Institute for Structural Research (IBS) together with partner organizations from Australia, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India and South Africa will develop transition pathways and policy packages for coal sector transformation.



The project will be carried between 2016-2018.

It is coordinated by IDDRI (Fr) and Climate Strategies (GB). Thanks to the support of the KR Foundation



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Coal Transitions

project supervisor: Piotr Lewandowski

project coordinator: Aleksander Szpor

economic analyst: Jan Baran, Jan Witajewski-Baltvilks

analyst: Konstancja Ziółkowska

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The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

Climate Strategies (CS)


Australia (Australian National University)

South Africa (Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town)

Germany (German Institute for Economic Research  - DIW)

Poland (Institute for Structural Research)

India (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad)

China (Tsinghua University)