Coal Mine

© Suzanne Lee

The financial market needs this important information on the profitability and the "coal share" of portfolios in order to meet the ever-growing necessity of global climate protection.

Prof. Claudia Kemfert Head of Energy, Economics Institute DIW Berlin

The Global Coal Exit List brings transparency to the haze surrounding the global coal industry and shows us that the industry is much bigger than often assumed. 

Ole von Uexküll Executive Director, Right Livelihood Foundation

This list lays down a clear marker for companies. Those that remain wedded to coal will lose their attractiveness in equity and capital markets.

Ashish Fernandes Senior Climate and Coal Campaigner, Greenpeace India

Database: Global Coal Exit List (GCEL)

Our Sources: The figures presented in the GCEL were drawn from original company sources such as annual reports, investor presentations and websites. The only exception is the data on companies’ plans for new coal plants, which is based on CoalSwarm’s “Global Coal Plant Tracker”. 

Using the Database: You can customize the database by applying different filters, changing the order of the list or searching for specific company names. If the company you are looking for happens to be a subsidiary, the search mask will automatically lead you to the respective parent company as the on-site database only displays data on parent company level. For a full list containing all details on subsidiaries, please visit the download section

Downloading Data: In order to download data, you must first log in and become a registered user. Once you are logged in, you will see a download button below the database. By clicking on it, you can download your individual company selection as shown on the site. For downloading the complete GCEL, please visit the download section.

Dataset for Investors: We offer a special version of the GCEL for the finance industry containing ISIN numbers. If you are interested in receiving this version, please get in touch with us.

Please also view our Methodology and Terms & Conditions.

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