Just transition: European mayors call for more support to phase out coal

A group of mayors from some of Europe’s most coal-dependent regions has called for an increase in the funding available to help them shift to 'sustainable economic activities'

A group of mayors from some of Europe’s most coal-dependent regions has called for an increase in the funding available to help them shift to “sustainable economic activities” as the fossil fuel is phased out. 

In a declaration signed in the German town of Weisswasser, home to a large lignite mine, 41 mayors from nine countries stress that “urgent action is needed” because “several coal and lignite mining regions across Europe are already experiencing the impact from coal plant retirements and mine closures”.

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