News & Opinion: Climate negotiations

COP24: Delivering the Paris Rulebook

COP24: Delivering the Paris Rulebook

Dec 17th 2018

Liam McHugh, WCA Policy Manager, reflects on the recent COP24 climate talks in Poland, where negotiators finally agreed on a range of measures that will make the Paris Agreement operational in 2020...

COP24: Paris rulebook and CCUS in the spotlight

COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland

Dec 11th 2018

COP24: Paris rulebook and CCUS in the spotlight

Liam McHugh, WCA Policy Manager, shares an update from COP24 in Poland, where technical negotiations surrounding the implementation of the Paris Agreement will soon reach the ‘political’ phase and...

Coal in the NDCs

Mar 15th 2018

Coal in the NDCs

A key part of the Paris Agreement are the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the plans countries have submitted, which outline how they will meet their Paris Agreement targets. These...

COP23 focuses on Paris rulebook

Nov 17th 2017

COP23 focuses on Paris rulebook

Over the last two weeks, the World Coal Association has been in Bonn attending the COP-23 climate talks. While held in the old German capital, this year’s presidency is held by Fiji, leading several...

WCA’s engagement at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

Nov 6th 2017

WCA’s engagement at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

The World coal Association (WCA) has been involved in international climate discussions since their inception more than two decades ago.  As the WCA prepares to attend another important meeting...

WCA launches video series

Jul 24th 2017

WCA launches video series

The World Coal Association (WCA) has published a series of videos discussing major issues surrounding coal that considers the role low emission coal plays in energy security and economic development...

WCA responds to US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Jun 1st 2017

WCA responds to US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

The World Coal Association (WCA) has responded to the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement. WCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton says: “This decision is the result of a failure to...

Southeast Asia can accelerate achievement of Paris Agreement goals

Southeast Asia can accelerate achievement of Paris Agreement goals

May 17th 2017

Last updated 5 June 2017 Low emissions coal in Asia reduces more CO2 emissions than renewable investment in Western Europe. Jakarta, 17 May 2017- Investing in low emissions coal plants in...

The Role of CCS in a Well-Below 2°C World

Apr 19th 2017

The Role of CCS in a Well-Below 2°C World

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 4 By Kamel Ben Naceur, Director, Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks Directorate, International Energy Agency Samantha...