News & Opinion: Sustainable development

2019 World Energy Outlook: A tale of all fuels and technologies

2019 World Energy Outlook: A tale of all fuels and technologies

Dec 3rd 2019

“What comes through with crystal clarity in this year’s World Energy Outlook is there is no single or simple solution to transforming global energy systems,” said Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive...

World Coal Association COP25 media statement

Nov 29th 2019

World Coal Association COP25 media statement

Ahead of the start of COP25 in Madrid, the World Coal Association issued the following statement: The World Coal Association (WCA) has responded positively to the Paris Agreement, seeing it as...

WCA reaffirms commitment to the UN Global Compact

May 22nd 2019

WCA reaffirms commitment to the UN Global Compact

The World Coal Association (WCA) has reaffirmed its commitment to the UN Global Compact (UNGC) through the submission of its ‘Communication on Engagement’ report. WCA became a signatory to the UNGC...

“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

Mar 18th 2019

“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

Amid a fuel that is so often miscast as a Hollywood villain, I’d like to briefly lay out what I would call the surprisingly sustainable case for coal… with three key observations. First...

The role of coal in India’s energy ambitions

Feb 14th 2019

The role of coal in India’s energy ambitions

India is the world’s second most populous country and figures among the world’s most rapidly growing economies. The South Asian giant is home to one-fifth of the world’s population and an...

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

Jan 16th 2019

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

For many developing countries, especially those across emerging Asia, excluding coal from the energy mix is simply not an option because improved energy access drives economic development....

Coal & the SDGs: Bogota roundtable

Bogota played host to the latest SDG roundtable event

Dec 4th 2018

Coal & the SDGs: Bogota roundtable

The World Coal Association (WCA) co-hosted a roundtable in Bogota on 4 October, in partnership with the Colombian Mining Association. The third in a series of events that WCA has hosted throughout...

Coal & the SDGs: Johannesburg roundtable

Coal & the SDGs: Johannesburg roundtable

Aug 23rd 2018

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a series of roundtables throughout 2018 to explore coal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The most recent roundtable was held in...

Coal and the SDGs: London roundtable

May 23rd 2018

Coal and the SDGs: London roundtable

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a series of roundtables throughout 2018 to explore coal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This series of roundtables will bring...