Published on January 3, 2023

Gone with the coal: Eastern Wielkopolska in search of new energy

The publication provides an insight into an unusual history of a Polish region that seeks answers to a question: what next after coal? It is also a story of an extraordinary mobilisation of local community that decided to face the challenge of transition and reinvent itself. And that requires exceptional determination, courage and vision.
The report was written by Przemysław Sadura, a researcher and a professor at the University of Warsaw. The author provides an abundance of quotes from his interlocutors: miners, entrepreneurs, inhabitants and representatives of municipalities authorities and civil society organisations with whom he spent hours talking about just transition. The author also produced a set of recommendations for regions undergoing the coal phase-out process.
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