Cornerstone Mag

Cornerstone, the official publication of the world coal industry, was launched by the World Coal Association in the spring of 2013. Cornerstone is an internationally recognized, high-quality, objective publication that includes content investigating all aspects of the global coal industry. The electronic version is offered free of charge through this website.

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The third issue of Volume 3 of Cornerstone is focused on the opportunities and challenges associated with COP21.

“COP21 is the culmination of years of work to build the foundation for an international agreement on climate.”

– Nick Campbell
Long-time Business Member at International Climate Negotiations


Highlighted Articles

The Role of Business and Industry in COP21

By Nick Campbell, European Chemical Industry Council Climate Change Strategy Implementation Group

coverClimate change has clearly become a major international issue. Stakeholders from around the world and from all sectors are now focused on how to minimize the impacts of climate change as the potential economic and development impacts are enormous.

Discounting Innovation Could Undermine Climate Objectives

By Robin Batterham, University of Melbourne


Many observers maintain high hopes for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in Paris this December. Meeting these aspirations would mean that an international agreement has been reached that will set all nations on a path to serious emissions reductions.

Deploying Clean Energy in Asia: An Exclusive Interview With Ashok Bhargava of the Asian Development Bank

By Holly Krutka, Cornerstone

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As Director of the Energy Division in the East Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Ashok Bhargava oversees energy-sector operations in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Mongolia. He is an electrical engineer with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and has more than 33 years of energy-sector experience in the Asia-Pacific region and more than 13 years’ experience in the PRC energy sector.

SaskPower’s Case for Carbon Capture and Storage

By Michael Monea, SaskPower

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Nearly a year has passed since SaskPower had the pleasure of inaugurating the Boundary Dam Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project. As the world’s first commercial-scale post-combustion CCS project at a coal-fired power plant, Boundary Dam represents a major step forward for environmentally sustainable coal power and for the future of the power and oil industries.