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Just Transition must ensure no worker and region is left behind

The EU Platform for Coal Regions in Transition was launched by the European Commission in December last year to support Member States and regions as they shift away from coal towards renewable energy, in order to “leave no region behind”. The platform holds its first stakeholders meetings today and tomorrow in Brussels.

In reaction to the meeting today, Joanna Flisowska, coal policy coordinator at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, said: “The EU Platform for Coal Regions in Transition demonstrates that the European Commission finally acknowledged that there is no future for coal. The EU must now invest all available resources in the regions and communities most affected by the clean energy transition beyond coal.”

“The just transition away from coal must take us towards health and prosperity for workers, create opportunities for affected regions and sustainability for Europe.”


You can find our reaction to the launch of the platform here.

Nicolas Derobert, CAN Europe Communications Coordinator,, +32 289 446 73


Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe's largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 140 member organisations in more than 30 European countries - representing over 44 million citizens - CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.

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Ania Drążkiewicz
Communications Coordinator
Focus: EU climate & energy policies, UNFCCC
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Nicolas Derobert
Communications Coordinator 
Focus: fossil fuel subsidies, coal phase out
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Stevan Vujasinović
Communications Coordinator for Southeast Europe
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