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FAQs - Platform Initiative in Support of Coal Regions in Transition for Western Balkans and Ukraine

The Platform Initiative supports coal regions in transition in Western Balkans and Ukraine through knowledge exchange, peer-to-peer learning visits, technical assistance, access to a global learning academy for coal regions, and financial assistance for transition projects. The Platform Initiative was established based on Western Balkan countries’ commitment to clean energy transition as expressed in the Podgorica Joint Statement of 21 February 2019 and Ukraine’s 2050 Low Emission Development Strategy of November 2017.

The Platform Initiative is part of the overarching World Bank’s Global Program, Support to Energy Transition in Coal Regions, approved by its management in July 2019.

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