What WCA does

The World Coal Association is the only organisation that works on a global basis on behalf of the coal industry. The WCA is the global network for the coal industry.

The World Coal Association is a global industry association formed of major international coal producers and stakeholders. The 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-profits with a stake in the future of coal from anywhere in the world, with member companies represented at Chief Executive or Chairman level.

IN SUMMARY:
  • WCA - what we do
  • Reasons to join
  • World Coal Association news

Reasons to join

Becoming a member

Membership 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.

BECOME A MEMBER

Voice

Our 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 committees and networks to determine our programme of work.

Information

Regular policy briefings, media updates, a Members-only area of the WCA website, policy workshops and the expertise of the our team mean you have access to the highest level of information on the global coal industry and the international policy environment.

Events

The WCA holds prestigious, invitation-only events, bringing together the policymakers, thought-leaders and industry figures who shape your operating environment. Without access to WCA, you don't have access to these meetings.

Network

The 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

The WCA promotes the work of its Members through its website and social media channels, including Twitter,  LinkedIn and YouTube. The WCA encourages all Members to interact and provide us with material we can use on these forums.

Further information

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About the World Coal Association

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WCA Strategic Plan to 2020

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WCA Sustainable Mining Policy Statement

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WCA Commitment to Safety

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WCA Climate Policy Statement

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WCA Energy Poverty and Sustainable Development Policy Statement

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PACE Concept Paper