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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.

Our Work

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.

Reasons to Join

Voice

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.

Information

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.

Events

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.

Network

WCA gives you opportunities to build relationships and exchange ideas and challenges with peers worldwide in your industry.

Research

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.

Promotion

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

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 membership@worldcoal.org

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