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2nd anniversary of the adoption Paris Agreement

2nd anniversary of the adoption Paris Agreement

Dec 12th 2017

On the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton reiterates calls for greater investment to accelerate the deployment of...

WCA statement on UK-Canada coal phase-out alliance

Nov 16th 2017

WCA statement on UK-Canada coal phase-out alliance

Reacting to the launch of UK-Canada coal phase-out alliance, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton said: “With the world set to use fossil fuels, including coal, for the...

IEA recognises coal’s continuous importance to global energy needs

Nov 14th 2017

IEA recognises coal’s continuous importance to global energy needs

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recognition that coal will continue to play a vital role in the global energy mix. In its latest World Energy...

Participants discuss coal’s role in achieving the SDGs

Nov 3rd 2017

Participants discuss coal’s role in achieving the SDGs

This week, the global coal industry held a one-day forum in London to discuss the role of coal in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Forum attracted around 100 participants from...

WCA signs MoU with Bettercoal

Oct 31st 2017

WCA signs MoU with Bettercoal

Bettercoal and the World Coal Association (WCA) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) strengthening their partnership.  This agreement will see WCA and Bettercoal work closely...

WCA host one-day forum in London

Oct 31st 2017

WCA host one-day forum in London

The World Coal Association is hosting in London a one-day forum to discuss coal’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With the theme, Sustainable Coal Forum: mapping coal...

IEA report recognises coal’s role in energy access

Oct 19th 2017

IEA report recognises coal’s role in energy access

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report detailing the significant role that coal has played in improving energy access around the world. According...

WCA responds to ASEAN Ministers’ joint statement

Oct 2nd 2017

WCA responds to ASEAN Ministers’ joint statement

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed a joint Ministerial Statement from the just-concluded 35th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) in Manila, Philippines. In the statement, the...

ACE & WCA are Partnering for Cleaner Coal Technology

ACE & WCA are Partnering for Cleaner Coal Technology

Sep 28th 2017

Manilla – The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and the World Coal Association (WCA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that formalises their long-term partnership during the ASEAN...