Irrespective of the regional timeline of the coal phase out, the time to start planning the transition towards a climate-neutral future is now
Changes towards a climate-neutral future will be inevitable, creating a tipping point that should not be missed.
The transition towards a climate-neutral future can only work if it is a Just Transition.
»Once upon a time, coal brought cheap electricity to entire regions and vital jobs to communities. Those days are gone’.«
To implement the global climate targets, a timely phase-out of coal is imperative. Doing so is not only an energy challenge, it is even more a question of how to distribute the burdens and gains of this transition and how to make sure everybody concerned is involved in the process.
Against this background, the Wuppertal Institute has developed the Just Transition toolbox for coal regions, a comprehensive compendium of experiences and good practices with references and links to existing handbooks, tools and guidelines.
It builds on the previous work of the Secretariat of the Initiative for coal regions in transition (CRIT) and vast knowledge from a diverse range of stakeholders across the globe. We would like to thank all the experts and regional practitioners involved in this process for their contributions.
This website was produced with the financial support of the European Union's Partnership Instrument and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) in the context of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The contents of this website and the toolbox product are the sole responsibility of Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.