Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition

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General

Name of initiative Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address https://ec.europa.eu/energy/topics/oil-gas-and-coal/EU-coal-regions/initiative-for-coal-regions-in-transition_en
Related initiatives
Starting year 2017
End year
Secretariat c/o Ecorys, Rue Belliard 12, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium; Email: secretariat@coalregions.eu
Organisational structure Since early 2019, a secretariat has been set up to manage all Initiative activities. The secretariat is run by Ecorys, Climate Strategies, ICLEI Europe and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy.
Geographical coverage Western Europe, Eastern Europe
Name of lead organisation European Commission
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Belgium

Description

Description The Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition assists EU countries and coal regions, as well as peat and oil shale regions, tackling the challenges related to the transition to a low carbon economy. It aims to support, public administrations and other relevant stakeholders by connecting stakeholders, delivering technical

assistance, and providing supporting resources. Firstly, the Initiative facilitates collective dialogue among regions and the wider stakeholder community, promoting good practices and cooperation, and organisation of working groups and high-level political events. Secondly, the Initiative delivers needs-oriented assistance and capacity-building to help coal regions in the practical steps to transition from the carbon-intensive era towards a clean energy future, including through the Secretariat’s Technical Assistance for Regions in Transition (START). Thirdly, the Initiative also provides supporting materials, including toolkits, guidelines and reports covering key transition issues for coal regions, such as governance, environmental rehabilitation, employment, financing, clean air and technologies."

Objectives - Support the economic diversification and technology transition in coal, peat,

and oil shale regions across the EU, within the limits of EU commitments in implementing the Paris Agreement; - Enable multi-stakeholder dialogue on policy frameworks and financing for successful clean-energy transformation of coal, peat, and oil shale regions; - Facilitate the development of strategies and projects in coal. peat, and oil shale regions notably through peer learning and exchange of best practices, in areas such as investment for structural transformation, growth and jobs and the development of advanced low-carbon technologies, as well as eco-innovative sectors.

Activities - Connecting stakeholders: the Initiative facilitates collective dialogue among regions and the wider stakeholder community, promoting good practices and cooperation, and organisation of working groups and high-level political events;

- Delivering technical assistance: tailored, needs-oriented assistance and capacity-building help coal regions in the practical steps to transition from the carbon-intensive era towards a clean energy future; - Providing supporting resources: through the presentation of helpful information sources and the creation of new support materials. These include toolkits, guidelines and reports covering key transition issues for coal regions, such as governance, environmental rehabilitation, employment, financing, clean air and technologies.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative
Activity of initiative
Indicators
Goals Support the economic diversification and technology transition in coal, peat,

and oil shale regions across the EU, within the limits of EU commitments in implementing the Paris Agreement.

Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals - 8 working group meetings, 2 annual political dialogue meetings, active Secretariat and help desk, technical assistance being delivered through country teams and Secretariat tailored support., 4 published toolkits, 12 case study reports, regular newsletters;

More information on the Initiative's achievements can be found at the below links: - https://ec.europa.eu/energy/topics/oil-gas-and-coal/eu-coal-regions/secretariat-technical-assistance-regions-transition-start_en - https://ec.europa.eu/energy/topics/oil-gas-and-coal/EU-coal-regions/resources_categories_en?redir=1 - https://ec.europa.eu/energy/topics/oil-gas-and-coal/EU-coal-regions/events-and-news_en - https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/focus-towards-just-and-clean-energy-transition-2020-oct-1_en

How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting

Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 14  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 14 Spain,  Romania,  Czechia,  Poland,  Greece,  Poland,  Bulgaria,  Finland,  Estonia,  Slovakia,  Slovenia,  Germany,  Ireland,  Italy
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 15 March 2021 13:09:03

Not only have national states as participators