Case Studies in Sustainable Development in the Coal Industry


International Energy Agency
1 January 2006

In this report, the International Energy Agency's Coal Industry Advisory Board (CIAB) provides a set of case studies to illustrate the progress made towards developing sustainable practices by both coal-producing and coal-using industries, best practices, and examples of sustainable coal use. Case studies assess the implementation of the precautionary principle as well as sustainability aspects, including economic development, environmental quality, and social equity in utility operations.