The Political Economy of Coal Policy: Comparative Analyses of Stakeholder Strategies and Resource Industries' Embeddedness in the International Economy [Project COALSTAKE]
About the Project COALSTAKE
The team consisting of the University of Basel, the University of St.Gallen, and the University of Toronto is running a research program that investigates sources of cross-national differences in coal policy-making.
Our focus is on the links among energy stakeholders' resource endowments, practices, and the evolution of discourses around coal energy. The project also addresses issues around local resource-production industries, their positioning in global resource trade, and their employees, because sustainable fossil fuel policies are not possible without addressing these issues.
The project is funded by SNIS (Swiss Network for International Studies) for 2 years (Oct 2019 - Sept 2021).
The project overview is available here on the right. >>
Public Event | January 22, 2020 | 5 -7:00PM | Faculty of Business and Economics | University of Basel
Symposium "The Coal Challenge: Climate Change, Employment, and Energy Politics"
The project COALSTAKE will host a symposium consisting of a public event and a closed expert workshop. The public event will include a keynote presentation followed by a panel discussion. This event brings together international experts from international organizations, NGOs, energy industry, and academia to discuss a changing investment landscape in the light of national politics and decisions on coal in advanced industrialized countries. The focus of the debate will include the constellations under which the relevant stakeholders can or cannot agree on pathways to phase out coal. We will especially focus on the role of local coal industries, their positioning in global resource trade, and the perspectives for employees in times of structural change.
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