World Coal Association
The World Coal Association is a global industry association formed of major international coal producers and stakeholders (see Corporate Members). WCA works to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the fundamental role coal plays in achieving a sustainable and lower carbon energy future. 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.
WCA provides a voice for coal in international energy, environment and development forums, presenting the case for coal to key decision-makers, including ministers, development banks, NGOs, international media, the energy industry, business and finance and research bodies.
WCA produces material that improves understanding of the vital role of coal, organises workshops, holds meetings with senior policy-makers, and develops policy positions to inform international policy discussions in bodies such as the European Commission, European Parliament, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN Environment Programme, World Bank, World Economic Forum and national governments.
WCA is the global network for the coal industry.
Who We Work With
The World Coal Association has Category II Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and Consultative Status with the UN Industrial Development Organisation. WCA also attends meetings of the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change (as an NGO observer).
WCA is a member of a number of organisations active in the energy sector, including the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum, European Commission Berlin Forum, International Chamber of Commerce, International Council on Mining & Metals, International Energy Agency Coal Industry Advisory Board, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the World Energy Council. WCA is a founding member of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute.
Reasons to Join
WCA Members play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the global coal industry. WCA has been influencing policy at the highest level for almost 30 years. Members can participate in WCA committees and networks to determine the WCA's work programme.
Regular policy briefings, media updates, a Members only area of the WCA website, policy workshops and the expertise of the WCA team mean you have access to the highest level of information on the global coal industry and the international policy environment.
WCA holds prestigious, invitation-only events, bringing together thepolicymakers, thought-leaders and industry figures who shape your operating environment. Without access to WCA, you don't have access to these meetings.
WCA gives you opportunities to build relationships and exchange ideas and challenges with peers worldwide in your industry.
The WCA Strategic Research Institute in Beijing carries out a research programme directed by WCA Members. This research is made available to all WCA Members.
WCA promotes the work of its Members through its website and social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. WCA encourages all Members to interact and provide us with material we can use on these forums.
Membership of the WCA falls into two broad categories:
- Corporate Members - are companies engaged in the production, sale or use of coal, or manufacture of equipment used for the same.
- Associate Members - are not-for-profit industry associations, research bodies and other stakeholders who can join the WCA for a nominal fee.
If you have any questions regarding membership of the World Coal Association, please email firstname.lastname@example.org