Italy and Coal: How to Phase It Out by 2025 in a Safe, Just and Sustainable Way

This study identifies the actions and policies Italy must undertake to phase out the use of coal in the electricity sector by 2025 in a safe, just and sustainable way. The study analyses and compares the available climate and energy scenarios at global, European and Italian levels in order to understand the role of coal-phase out in reaching the goals agreed for limiting global warming. The results of the study were discussed and elaborated together with the main industrial, civil society and institutional stakeholders at a workshop held in Rome on 4 October 2018.

Study prepared in the framework of the project “Delivering Italy’s coal phase out – Policy options and international implications”, conducted by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in collaboration with the European Climate Foundation (ECF).

Rome, IAI, December 2018, 13 p.
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Key points
1. Global and European challenges and scenarios
2. Italy’s energy scenarios
3. Which actions are needed to phase out coal in a safe, just and sustainable way?

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