Briefing Paper

Pressure on Germany grows as international movement from coal accelerates

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The launch of the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) by the UK and Canada has provided a political watershed moment for the phase-out of coal.

The increasing pressure on coal-burning countries to phase out the fuel is now complemented by the advent of the pan-European civil society campaign Europe Beyond Coal.

This briefing paper explores Germany’s political paralysis on coal, building on our pre-election analysis and contrasting it with the accelerated phase-out dynamic developing both in Europe and internationally.

The rapid international progress around the PPCA and the emergence of the European Commission’s Coal Regions in Transition Platform will put additional pressure on Germany’s political leaders to act decisively during the protracted process of forming a new government.

Read the full brief here.