News & Opinion: Climate negotiations

The role of coal - an inconvenient truth

The role of coal - an inconvenient truth

Dec 6th 2017

At the climate talks in Bonn, a global alliance to phase out coal was launched. This, along with other rhetoric about developments in the energy sector might lead many observers to believe the end of...

Contemplating coal’s controversy at COP23

Nov 29th 2017

Contemplating coal’s controversy at COP23

Representing the coal industry at climate talks is never going to be an easy proposition. For many people, coal and climate action are incompatible…‘coal should be kept in the ground’. For many years...

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...

In a Paris Agreement world, coal will meet growing Asian energy needs

Aug 8th 2017

In a Paris Agreement world, coal will meet growing Asian energy needs

When providing 41% of the world’s electricity, 85% of global cement[1], 74% of the world’s steel[2] and 60% of the world’s aluminium[3], coal is justly considered an enabler of modern societies and...

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

May 17th 2017

Southeast Asia can accelerate achievement of Paris Agreement goals

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

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

Apr 19th 2017

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

WCA calls for major policy shift to accelerate support for CCS projects

Nov 15th 2016

WCA calls for major policy shift to accelerate support for CCS projects

Marrakech -The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the publication today of Global Status of CCS: 2016 report with a call on world leaders to increase support for CCS projects in order to meet...