Managing the phase-out of coal: a comparison of actions in G20 countries

DATUMMay 2019
AUTORThis briefing paper was prepared by Hannah Schindler of the International Secretariat of Climate Transparency under the guidance of the Partners.

This brief assesses the role of coal in G20 countries and reviews
existing actions.

Section 2 compares the role that coal plays in G20 countries. It analyses the share of coal in primary energy supply and electricity generation, coal imports/exports, planned coal capacities and coal subsidies and financing overseas.

Section 3 compares the policies that G20 countries have in place to phase out coal including: 1) a rating on actions to reduce coal use or plans to phase out coal; 2) a rating on advancing renewable energies; 3) an overview of approaches for a socially and economically just transition; and 4) an overview of government commitments to end public spending on coal.