Enabling a rapid and just transition away from coal in China

TitleEnabling a rapid and just transition away from coal in China
Publication TypeUnpublished
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsGang He, Jiang Lin, Ying Zhang, Wenhua Zhang, Guilherme Larangeira, Chao Zhang, Wei Peng, Manzhi Liu, Fuqiang Yang
Abstract

 As the world’s largest coal producer, consumer, and importer, China’s transition from coal to cleaner energy sources will play a critical role in achieving global decarbonization. In this paper, we assess China’s current transition policies, barriers to the transition, reasons the transition may accelerate, and social justice issues related to the transition. We conclude with policy recommendations for facilitating a rapid and just transition.