Challenges of coal transitions : a comparative study on the status quo and future prospects of coal mining and coal use in Indonesia, Colombia and Viet Nam / by Timon Wehnert, Tatiana Andreeva (Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Wuppertal), Hanna Fekete, Katharina Lütkehermöller, Lisa Luna (NewClimate Institute, Cologne), Marion Vieweg (Current Future, Berlin) ; on behalf of the German Environment Agency ; publisher: Umweltbundesamt ; study performed by: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy; NewClimate Institute; Current Future ; edited by: Section V 1.1 Climate protection, Juliane Berger
VerfasserWehnert, Timon ; Andreeva, Tatiana ; Fekete, Hanna ; Lütkehermöller, Katharina ; Luna, Lisa ; Vieweg, Marion
HerausgeberBerger, Juliane
KörperschaftDeutschland ; Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie ; NewClimate - Institute for Climate Policy and Global Sustainability gGmbH
ErschienenDessau-Roßlau : Umweltbundesamt, March 2019
Umfang1 Online-Ressource (62 Seiten, 3,04 MB) : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Study completed in: February 2019
Short report within the project “Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions”
Challenges of coal transitions - Indonesia, Colombia, Vietnam
SerieClimate change ; 2019, 07
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This report is part of the “Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions” (NDCs) project (FKZ 3716 4111 80) which considers NDC implementation in 10 countries: Colombia Ethiopia Georgia Indonesia Iran Kenya Marshall Islands Morocco Peru and Viet Nam. This project places a special emphasis on identifying potential barriers to NDC implementation and mitigation potentials which could go beyond the current NDCs. The country reports analyse the NDCs in terms of their robustness and coherence with other national or sectoral plans and targets and put them into the context of additional mitigation potentials and other national circumstances. For countries where coal plays a critical role in consumption or national production the analysis covers further details on this sector including the economic relevance and local impacts of coal production or consumption. The content is based on available literature from research and public sector information on policies and institutions. This report summarises the findings on coal given in the country reports of Colombia Indonesia and Viet Nam. It has been augmented by a literature analysis on global coal trends and structural change in coal mining areas as well as very recent country specific publications which became available only after the finalisation of the three country reports. The project was suggested and is financed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety supervised by the German Environment Agency and carried out by independent think tanks - NewClimate Institute and Wuppertal Institute. The country reports are a continuation of similar previous efforts (project numbers 3713 41 102 3711 41 120 360 16 022 364 01 003 and 363 01 128) and aim to inform policy makers and the interested public about the implementation of NDCs in individual countries. The choice of countries is based on developing countries with which Germany works closely on climate change topics. The country reports are scientific in nature and all suggestions are derived by the authors from careful analysis having in mind the individual backgrounds of countries. They aim to increase knowledge about implementation of mitigation potentials to meet the globally agreed goal of staying within a temperature increase of 1.5°C or well below 2°C above preindustrial levels without intending to prescribe specific policies.