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What We Do

Since its launch by the UK and Canadian governments at COP23 in 2017, the PPCA has been increasing its reach and influence.

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The PPCA is at the forefront of the global effort to deliver the Paris Agreement. Phasing out coal-fired electricity is one of the most important steps to tackle the climate crisis. The IEA found that CO2 emitted from coal combustion was responsible for over a third of the 1°C increase in global average annual surface temperatures above pre-industrial levels. This makes coal the single largest source of global temperature increase.

The PPCA encourages all members to endorse the PPCA Declaration – including a commitment to phase out coal by 2030 in the OECD and EU, and by no later than 2040 in the rest of the world.

In addition to supporting the PPCA Declaration, financial institutions as members of the PPCA commit to the PPCA’s Finance Principles, which include no new financial services and investments for unabated coal-fired power and advocacy for the phase-out of existing capacity.




Credibility & Recognition

We showcase your achievements in phasing out coal to governments and businesses around the world.


Knowledge & Expertise

We share lessons and adopt practical initiatives to support your transition away from coal.


Leadership Platform

We create opportunities for you to improve coal phaseout plans of other governments and businesses.

PPCA Declaration

The PPCA Declaration was launched on 16 November 2017, at COP23 in Bonn. It sets out our collective commitment to accelerate the transition from coal to clean energy. We commit to achieve that phase-out in a sustainable and economically inclusive way, including appropriate support for workers and communities. We will also encourage our peers to join us in the Powering Past Coal Alliance to build a better world for our kids and grandkids.