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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 is the global network for the coal industry.

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

WCA Members account for 28% of global coal production and 36% of coal exports.