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  • V4’s Just Transition without Transition

    A view of the Myslowice Wesola coal mine in Poland. EPA/ANDRZEJ GRYGIEL

    Coal phase-out is inevitable if the world wants to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The question therefore arises not whether to shift to the low-emission economy but when. And how to do that without leaving the people from coal-abundant regions behind. Visegrad Group countries still struggle with the when-question, while Poland is still on the whether-stage. Simultaneously, several regions in the V4 states pursue promising just transition projects.

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