April 5, 2022 — . Although the conflict in Ukraine has increased volatility in global energy markets, the urgency of the coal transition remains unchanged.
. The developing world has more than doubled its per capita electricity consumption since 1990, driving up global demand for coal.
A new World Bank report, Global Perspective on Coal Jobs and Managing Labor Transition out of Coal, finalized December 2021, reviews these challenges through the lens of five countries.
The report offers recommendations on how governments can prepare for job losses that arise from future mine closure and highlights policies to support workers through the transition period and into alternative employment.