Coal has been an important trade commodity for Indonesia, the second-largest exporter. The global need to phase-out coal could severely impact the country’s economy, especially in the few regions where most of the commodity is extracted. Workers would be among those most affected by the global coal phase-out policies. Experiences from other countries have shown how declined production has led to massive unemployment.
This study aimed to explore the potential implications of the global and domestic climate and coal phase-out policies to the Indonesian economy, especially for the workers in the sector. It also aimed to examine the opportunities for economic transformation in coal-dependent regions and provide better welfare for workers.