Meet the Team

Research Leaders

Climate strategiesClimate Strategies is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve policy in the fields of climate change, energy and sustainable development, by bridging the gap between decision-makers and researchers.


Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) is an independant research institute and a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform who identifies the conditions and proposes tools to put sustainable development at the heart of international relations.

Research partners

The Coal Transitions Project brings together local knowledge from six major coal consuming and/or producing countries

Research Partners

Other researchers involved in the project (on historical case studies) include:

Advisory Group

The Coal Transitions Project constantly receives feedback from multiple coal stakeholders:


  • Dave Collins, MAC Consulting (Associate Director)
  • Herve Casterman, ENGIE (Deputy Director of Environmental and Social Responsibility)

Labor Unions  

  • Samantha Smith, Just Transition Centre (Director)  

Multilateral Institutions

  • Grzegorz Peszko, World Bank (Lead Economist for the climate change group)
  • Steve Fothergill, Sheffield Hallam University/ CCC Alliance (Professor/Director)


  • Subodh Sharma, Gov of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Advisor)
  • Zou Ji, China National Center for Climate Strategy and International Cooperation (Deputy Director General)

The project partners gratefully acknowledge funding by the KR Foundation, with additional support from the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and The Stanley Foundation.