No New Coal Factbook
Insights on 70+ economies that could commit to No New Coal.
The global pipeline of coal plants is rapidly shrinking
There remain just 21 economies that have a pre-construction pipeline of more than one coal plant, with the largest pipelines in China, India, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Turkey and Bangladesh. Eighty per cent of these countries have projects that are seeking financing from China, which now face an uncertain future following China’s recent announcement that it will end support for overseas coal projects.
A further 16 economies have just one proposed coal plant and could readily commit to no new coal projects, including Australia, Cambodia, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Morocco and Poland.
The report identifies 40 economies, including 8 in the OECD and EU, that could immediately commit to ‘no new coal’. 36 of these have no projects in the development pipeline or under construction. A further 4 economies (Japan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan) are currently constructing plants but have no further pipeline.
Methodology behind the one-page briefs in the factbook can be found in the downloadable PDF