Prospects of green growth in coal-dependent regions of Poland
The purpose of this report 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 we explore which sectors could drive the growth of the economy in the future. We also analyse the composition of the labour force with respect to its age, education and gender in each sector of the economy in the two regions. This allows us to identify sectors which could offer jobs that are appropriate for workers leaving the mining sector.