Report: From Restructuring to Sustainable Development – The Case of Upper Silesia


In this report, WiseEuropa and WWF Poland present a synthetic diagnosis of key developmental challenges for the Silesian Voivodeship, emphasising those resulting from specific local conditions and those deriving from the level of advancement of country-wide development processes. They ask what role hard coal will play in the region’s future, pointing to the declining trend the mining sector is exhibiting. They examine the limitations connected with maintaining a high level ofdependence for power and economic dependence on this black fuel, while identifying the scale of and areas in which modernization is needed.

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