13 Mar 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm

Coal Transition Seminar Series: Coal, climate change mitigation and populism

Coal transition seminar series
Dr Jan Steckel
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
Jan Steckel heads the working group “Climate and Development” at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). His research focuses on climate change mitigation in developing and newly-industrializing countries; more specifically he works on: Interactions between climate change mitigation and sustainable development...

The Energy Transition Hub Coal Transition Seminar Series: Seminar 1


In order to fulfil international climate targets, across the globe coal used in the energy sector will need to be phased out until mid of the century, at least. This is at odds with current investments. Many countries, particularly developing and newly-industrializing ones, continue to invest in coal fired power plants. Based on research conducted at MCC, this talk will give an overview of reasons for current coal investments and why phasing out coal is often difficult and needs to be designed carefully. It will also sketch possible solutions.


This seminar is the first in a series of Energy Transition Hub hosted events on issues related to coal transition.   


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