Initiative for coal regions in transition

2019 - 2025

The European Commission’s Initiative for coal regions in transition supports coal, peat, and oil shale regions (“coal+ regions”) in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Since early-2019, a secretariat has managed all Initiative activities jointly with the European Commission; the secretariat is co-run by ICLEI Europe, Ecorys, Climate Strategies, and the Wuppertal Institute.

The Initiative connects coal+ stakeholders; provides key resources like toolkits and guides to support those leading just transition; and provides tailored technical assistance and capacity-building to coal+ regions.