This policy brief series explores near-term coal retirement potentials and develops plant-by-plant retirement pathways to achieve 1.5°C-compatible phaseouts for individual countries. To balance broader national development goals, we apply a five-dimensional framework that integrates technical, economic, environmental, security, and social criteria. This approach allows us to explore the shared and different opportunities and challenges of a rapid coal phase-out across countries.
School Authors: Yiyun 'Ryna' Cui, Jenna Behrendt, Andy Miller, Matthew Zwerling, Christoph Bertram, Mel George, Shannon Kennedy, Michael I. Westphal, Maria Borrero, Alicia Zhao, Gokul Iyer, Kathleen Kennedy, Zarrar Khan, Jiehong Lou, Haewon McJeon, Mengye Zhu, Nathan Hultman
Other Authors: Alexandra Kreis, Dillon Walton, Aldana Joel Canton, Shiqi Chen, Yingtong Li, Kowan O’Keefe