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The GCEL is amongst the most thorough coal databases we have seen so far. AXA has tested the list and finds it promising in terms of risk management.

Sylvain Vanston, Head of ESG integration, AXA

Urgewald has been relentless in building rigorous and effective tools. The Global Coal Exit List makes coal divestment easy and more impactful.

Tom Kruse, Program Director, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

This research is potentially worth millions of dollars to investors. The depth of analysis conducted by Heffa Schuecking and her team is superb.

Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance, IEEFA institute
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On October 4th, 2018, Urgewald has revealed this year’s 120 Coal Plant Developers List. An analysis of the global coal power expansion pipeline and the industry’s strategy in different regions and countries provide interesting new insights. Our research shows that the fight against global coal is not yet won. Every new coal plant is a further nail in the coffin of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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A New Dimension of Coal Divestment

We all know the coal industry is the number one driver of climate change, damages peoples’ health and destroys the environment. The German NGO Urgewald has put together the first ever database listing all the major companies of this industry. The Global Coal Exit List (GCEL) is a ‘Who is Who’ of the global coal value chain and provides key statistics on 775 companies. The GCEL also identifies the companies which are planning new coal projects. It enables financial institutions to assess the ‘coal content’ of their portfolios, to avoid new coal investments and to accelerate their departure from the industry.

The Coal Plant Developers List (last updated in October 2018) is an important component of the Global coal exit list and is separately listed in the data section of this website. It highlights 120 companies whose coal power expansion plans should put them at the top of every divestment list.

» Database: Global Coal Exit List

» Database: Coal Plant Developers (UPDATED)

» Report: GCEL - Time for Impact Divesting

» Graphics: Key Figures & Rankings

Global Coal Exit List: Divestment Made Easy!

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