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What is the job creation potential to transition to a green economy in line with the climate challenge – and where will these jobs be? What are the policy changes needed to make those jobs a reality, including local emissions reduction targets? Register now for our event in Budapest where we will address those questions!
With a changing climate, many traditional jobs will be lost all over Europe, as a just transition to less carbon emission intensive industries and a green economy is inevitable. Innovative policy proposals will be necessary to create new jobs that do not threaten the emission reduction targets as they have been agreed in the Paris Climate Agreement from 2015.
About the event
As part of the transnational project “Strengthening Climate Targets, Creating Local Climate Jobs”, this conference will feature a first presentation of the local job creation potential in Hungary in a zero carbon society that has been estimated as part of this year’s project research. Together with the data gathered on the United Kingdom and Ireland, this estimation will be a first step towards quantifying and publicising the EU-wide potential of greening local economies to create new climate jobs, and better address climate change, in the run-up to COP24.
17:00 – 17:20 PRESENTATION OF THE GEF TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT AND RESEARCH RESULTS – Jonathan Essex, Green House Think Tank United Kingdom
17:20 – 17:40 4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: REDUCE OR INCREASE EMISSIONS? – Miklós Kis, Journalist
17:40 – 18:00 CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE – Sándor Fülöp Phd, Co-chair of Ökopolisz
18:00 – 18:15 COFFEE BREAK
18:15 – 19:30 Q & A, DISCUSSION
To register for the event, please click here.
Budapest, 1062 Hungary