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What do the circles mean?

The financing country that has provided or plans to provide support for a coal plant is marked in orange. The recipient country receiving financial support to build a coal plant is marked in blue. The size of the circle corresponds to the amount of coal plant capacity being supported (in megawatts).

What do the lines mean?

Lines show the relationship between the country helping to finance a coal plant (marked in orange) and the country where the plant will be built (marked in blue).

What does the Financing closed/Financing ongoing/Financing stopped tab do?

“Financing closed” shows projects that have already been financed, “Financing ongoing” shows upcoming projects with proposed financing, and “Financing stopped” indicates projects that have stalled for several years or that have been officially cancelled. Information for “Financing closed” plants can be viewed as either capacity (MW) or by the amount of financing ($USD). “Financing ongoing” and “Financing stopped” projects can only be viewed by capacity, as the amount of financing for proposals is often unavailable.

How do I view a different country?

Type the name of the country in the search bar or click the country on the map. After choosing a country, click “Back” in the top left hand column to return to the previous view.

How accurate are locations?

 Locations are accurate for the majority of projects. You can check the underlying GEM.wiki page to see the accuracy of the coordinates for an individual project.

What do the numbers on the left side column mean?

Numbers in megawatts (MW) refer to the total capacity of coal plants being built or planned.

Where is the financial information?

The amount of loans or guarantees provided for a project are listed at the individual project level. Click on a country and then on a specific project in order to view the detailed financial information.

What does “TBD” mean?

For projects in which the country providing the financing is confirmed but the specific financing institution is not, the financing institution is listed as “To Be Determined”.

Coverage

Does the tracker show all the plants in each country?

No, the tracker only shows plants identified to have foreign government support through loans, insurance, or equity investment. The GCPFT does not include private financial institutions, nor does it cover projects that solely receive domestic support – meaning many projects in India and China are excluded.

Improving the Tracker

What if I find an error or a missing project?

Please use the contact form to let us know about any errors or omissions.

Credits

Who built this tool?

The tracker was designed and produced by Global Energy Monitor. To the greatest extent possible, the information in the tracker has been verified by researchers familiar with particular countries.

 

Web/GIS programming was done by Tom Allnutt and Tim Sinnott (GreenInfo Network).

How do I cite the data?

Please cite the data as Global Energy Monitor’s Global Coal Public Finance Tracker, with either the date of the database release or the date that the map data was accessed.