Prospects of green growth in coal-dependent regions of Poland: Macroeconomic analysis of Śląskie Voivodeship and Konin Subregion

The purpose of this report by the Institute for Structural Research (IBS) is to identify potential engines of economic growth in two regions of Poland: Śląskie Voivodeship and Konin Subregion. Currently, the economy in both regions is largely dependent on coal mining. A likely drop in demand for coal due to the adoption of ambitious climate policies and crowding-out by low-cost Renewable Energy Sources constitutes a significant challenge for the two regions. In this report sectors which could drive the growth of the economy in the future are being explored. Additionally, the composition of the labour force with respect to its age, education and gender in each sector of the economy in the two regions are being analysed to help identify sectors which could offer jobs that are appropriate for workers leaving the mining sector.

The research leading to these results received funding from the EIT Climate-KIC Pathfinder project Smart Transitions under the umbrella of Re-Industrialise.

You can access the full report here.