Sustainable Transformation in Coal Regions of the Global South: Challenges from a Resource Nexus Perspective (NEXtra Core)

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2021/10/01
    Expected end date:
    2022/10/31
    Institute:
    UNU-FLORES
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Daniel Karthe

    In close contact with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) via German Federal Agency for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), UNU-FLORES will conduct a scoping study which aims at analysing environmental legacies of the carbon age and developing perspectives for the energy transition in coal regions of four target countries in the Global South: South Africa, Mozambique, Colombia, and Indonesia. In consideration of the specific situation in different coal regions, the project aims to:

    Address environmental impacts and management options from a Resource Nexus perspective;
    Identify knowledge and capacity gaps for implementing and governing the energy transition in selected coal regions;
    Assess financing needs and opportunities to drive the coal and energy transition, as well as risks related to stranded assets;
    Analyse the transferability of best-practice examples from Germany and other UN member states;
    Identify potential strategies to secure employment after mine closures.

    This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) via the German Federal Agency for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR).