Carbon Intensive Regions in Transition - Unravelling the Challenges of Structural Change

2020 - 2024

Regions that economically depend on fossil fuel extraction or energy-intensive industries will be disproportionately affected by the decarbonisation of industry and the economy. The CINTRAN project studies the complex patterns and dynamics of structural change in those carbon-intensive regions across Europe. It examines the pace of transformation and the regions’ capacity to cope and adapt proactively through highly integrated, inter- and transdisciplinary research working in close collaboration with regional stakeholders from four highly fossil-fuel dependent regions: Western Macedonia (Greece), Silesia (Poland), Ida-Virumaa (Estonia) and the Rhenish mining area (Germany). This knowledge will inform more effective, just and inclusive governance of regional transformations.

CINTRAN is a 4-year programme of research and stakeholder engagement, funded by Horizon 2020. Led by the Wuppertal Institute, the CINTRAN consortium involves 13 partners and around 40 researchers from 8 countries across Europe. Read more about the CINTRAN project here.

Within the project, ICLEI Europe main role is to lead workshops and learning activities for stakholders involved in the coal transition, especially in the four project regions.

Funded by Horizon 2020