Coal alone is responsible for 30 percent of CO2-emissions. The UN Secretary-General’s call for no new coal from 2020 and for curtailing existing coal power charts a critical path forward.
However, phasing out coal is a complex political process and entails a fundamental transformation of affected regions, people’s livelihoods and businesses. A just transition must be actively planned and managed.
At this COP25 event, high-level government representatives will dive into the tactics of executing coal-to-clean transition strategies, from the initial stages of research, through to later commitments and dates. Governments will share best practices, lessons learned from behind-the-scenes processes and policy decisions, and will also flag future challenges.
Opening remarks - 11:00
- Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment I Germany
Keynote remarks - 11:10
- Rt Hon Claire O'Neill, COP26 President, United Kingdom
- H.E. Ms Patricia Fuller, Ambassador for Climate Change, Canada
Panel discussion - 11:20 - 12:00
- Peter Wooders, Director, International Institute for Sustainable Development
- Mr. Carlos Barría, Head of Forecasting and Regulatory Impact Assessment, Ministry of Energy | Chile
- Mr Hugo Lucas, Head, Department of Regulatory Framework and Corporate Strategy for the Energy Transition, Institute for Diversification and Energy Saving (IDEA), Spain
- Monserrat Mir, Just Transition Center
- What role do non-governmental stakeholders play in planning and implementing the phasing out of coal?
- How can we ensure that coal phase-out strategies are just and create new opportunities for regions, people and businesses?
- What are the key factors that enable decision making success?
- What were lessons learned?
- What aspects of process and policy approaches in one country can be applied to other countries?
- What aspects are less applicable in other contexts?
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