Sustainable societies

Coal has a significant role to play in building modern and sustainable societies.

Coal is a critical enabler in the modern world. Coal forms the backbone of the world’s electricity, playing a fundamental role in providing access to baseload electricity and is a vital component in the production of steel and cement. Coal provides 37% of the world’s electricity and is an essential raw material in the production of 70% of the world’s steel as well as 90% of the world’s cement. It is crucial to the societal development of hundreds of millions of people, particularly in emerging economies. 

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