This are the lessons from four years of the coal phase-out policy journey in Europe. With 15 countries that have announced to end coal burning since 2015, we can reflect back on a wealth of policy experience gained in the last four years.
We worked with 20 experts across 10 countries. First, we defined nine qualities that are needed to make a successful coal phase-out. Then, we interviewed each country expert to see whether there are lessons to share. For each of these nine qualities, we have created a guide of all the “dos and don’ts” of what contributes to a good coal phase-out policy.