News & Opinion: Climate negotiations

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

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

Aug 8th 2017

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

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...

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...

Coal and climate change

Nov 15th 2016

Coal and climate change

Energy is an enabler of economic growth, development and progress. Affordable, reliable and accessible electricity is the foundation of prosperity in the modern world. Coal helps provide this – and...

Marrakech climate talks: Why we’re at the table

Nov 14th 2016

Marrakech climate talks: Why we’re at the table

It’s a year since the Paris Agreement was reached, and appetite for affordable, reliable and accessible energy in developing and emerging economies, particularly in Asia continues to grow. For many...

Media note on Paris Agreement coming into force

Media note on Paris Agreement coming into force

Nov 4th 2016

The Paris Agreement comes into effect today. The Agreement compels countries to move their intentions into action, and to make financial commitments to achieve those targets. Many commentators...

Role of HELE technology recognised by development bank

Aug 12th 2016

Role of HELE technology recognised by development bank

The success of the last year’s Paris Agreement was predicated on the climate pledges made by 187 countries representing 98% of the world’s population and 95% of global emissions. Known as Intended...