Akbelen struggle gives hope

People of the village of İkizköy, Turkey, are resisting the expansion of a new coal mine that would bring the destruction of the region’s Akbelen Forest.

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Coal Exit Tracker

Which countries are moving beyond coal? What is your government planning to do to ensure a fair, ambitious and managed phaseout of coal? 

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Endgame arrives for European coal

Five years on from the Paris Agreement, Europe is halfway to closing all of its operating and planned coal plants

2030 phase out here we come!

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Fool's gold

Updated for 2020, Fool's Gold finds that eight European and four international financial institutions continued to pump money into coal companies in the year after the IPCC released its 1.5 degrees C special report. 

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EUROPEAN COAL PLANT COUNTDOWN

How many of Europe’s coal plants have retired since January 2016, and how many are left to go?

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WHY END COAL

Mining and burning coal has devastating effects on public health, the environment, and the global climate. It’s also holding back many communities that are being given a false choice between jobs and health. Both will be achieved with a just transition to renewable energy.

HEALTH

Many thousands of Europeans are estimated to die early each year because of air pollution from coal power plants. Air pollution from these plants is linked with asthma, cancer, heart and lung ailments, neurological problems and other severe health impacts.

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PEOPLE

The coal industry is coming to the end of its life. This is good for people whose health is harmed by the pollution it creates, but bad for the workers and communities whose jobs are connected to it.

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ENVIRONMENT

The mining and burning of coal pollute our air and water, damages ecosystems, destroys villages and productive agricultural land, and are driving the climate crisis.

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FINANCE

Coal finance is dirty money. The industry is only able to survive because it externalizes the worst costs of its business, and in most cases can only continue to do this as it is on life support from financial institutions.

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HEALTH
HEALTH

Many thousands of Europeans are estimated to die early each year because of air pollution from coal power plants. Air pollution from these plants is linked with asthma, cancer, heart and lung ailments, neurological problems and other severe health impacts.

Learn More
PEOPLE
PEOPLE

The coal industry is coming to the end of its life. This is good for people whose health is harmed by the pollution it creates, but bad for the workers and communities whose jobs are connected to it.

Learn More
ENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENT

The mining and burning of coal pollute our air and water, damages ecosystems, destroys villages and productive agricultural land, and are driving the climate crisis.

Learn More
FINANCE
FINANCE

Coal finance is dirty money. The industry is only able to survive because it externalizes the worst costs of its business, and in most cases can only continue to do this as it is on life support from financial institutions.

Learn More

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PARTNERS

Europe Beyond Coal supports and coordinates work with civil society groups working across 27 European Union countries, the UK, the Western Balkans and Turkey. Our partners have already had a lot of success moving Europe beyond coal, but there is a lot more to do to speed the transition to a better future for all. A coal free Europe is inevitable, and coming fast. Together, we have the power to bring this better future forward.

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