Managing the phase-out of coal: a comparison of actions in G20 countries

This brief assesses the role of coal in G20 countries and reviews
existing actions.
Section 2 compares the role that coal plays in G20 countries. It analyses the share of coal in primary energy supply and electricity generation, coal imports/exports, planned coal capacities and coal subsidies and financing overseas.
Section 3 compares the policies that G20 countries have in place to phase out coal including: 1) a rating on actions to reduce coal use or plans to phase out coal; 2) a rating on advancing renewable energies; 3) an overview of approaches for a socially and economically just transition; and 4) an overview of government commitments to end public
spending on coal.