Promises for new jobs in south-east Europe’s coal sector are exaggerated.
The infographic below shows the how labour productivity in mines across the region compare to those of other countries.
Hardly any coal operations in the Balkans are economically viable. As a result many coal workers, especially in the mines, are set to lose their jobs, even if the plans for countless new power plants materialise.
Governments, coal workers and their wider communities need to work together towards a just transition.
Study: The great coal jobs fraud
The great coal jobs fraud
How unrealistic employment claims are deceiving coal mining communities in southeast Europe and delaying a just transition to sustainable energy
Study | November 14, 2016
Deceptive promises of new jobs in the coal sector don’t help workers, communities or the climate
A closer look at some of the mines and pointers to alternatives for a more just transition.
Blog post | November 14, 2016
Overblown job promises in southeast Europe’s coal sector show the need for a just transition
Press release | November 14, 2016