Why Countries Just Can’t Quit Coal? New Research Offers Some Clues

Sied Jan Steckel is the Head of the Working Group on Climate and Development at the Mercator Insitute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin. Jan, along with his research collaborator Michael Jakob, are coordinating a series of global case studies to understand the non-economic factors associated with investment in coal-fired power. The series includes over a dozen countries with collaborators from all corners of the world using a political-economy framework developed by Jan Steckel and Michael Jakob’s team at the Mercator Institute. 

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