About WCA

The World Coal Association is the global network for the coal industry. Formed of major international coal producers, it works to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the fundamental role coal plays in achieving a sustainable, lower carbon energy future.

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Membership is open to companies and not-for-profit organisations with a stake in the future of coal from anywhere in the world, with member companies represented at Chief Executive level. 

The WCA has four core strategic objectives that shape our work.

1. Influencing and engaging - Strengthen our influence by engaging global thought leaders and policy makers in rational, data driven debate to position the coal industry as responsible and progressive.

2. Powering economies - Demonstrate that coal plays an indispensable role in addressing energy poverty, supporting urbanisation and delivering economically competitive energy to support modern economies in developed and developing countries.

3. Meeting environmental challenges - Demonstrate that global climate ambitions can only be achieved with significant international support for cleaner coal technologies.

4. Building sustainable societies - Demonstrate that coal production and use contributes to the development of prosperous and sustainable societies.

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WCA Members account for 20% of global coal production and 31% of coal exports.

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