This insights report finds that Russia could benefit from a managed coal transition. So far, the Russian leadership does not plan an end to coal mining, expecting rising exports – even though more and more countries want to abandon coal. The report is now also available in Russian.

Published as part of our research on the Russian coal sector, this report finds that a just coal transition in Russia should consist of three elements:

  1. Social programmes to subsidise and re-employ laid-off workers.
  2. Regional programmes to plan and support diversifying regional economies.
  3. Economic mechanisms to reflect the real costs of the coal sector, for example a domestic carbon price.

The Russian government could draw on domestic and international experiences to make the transition a success.

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