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11
Jun
2020
 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Just Transition

Do you want to know what Just Transition really means? Are you interested to know how we can transition to a sustainable and fair economy? Then our Just Transition series is the right place to start! Please join us for the second webinar in the series.

About the Event:

With their demand for a Just Transition, trade unions point out the importance of sufficient and decent jobs. The phase-out or conversion of fossil fuel-based industries requires the creation of new and decent jobs in climate neutral economic activities. This focus on the social dimension of transition has been picked up well in recent years by environmental and climate movements. New forms of cooperation are emerging, such as in the Netherlands in the context of the Climate Tables and in Belgium around a joint position on the future of aviation. This can strengthen civil society as such, and in its role of driving the transition to a socio-ecological society.

In this second webinar of our Just Transition series, we will delve further into this topic with two experts from the social and environmental movements.

Context:

The Just Transition project has as its aim to inspire and inform citizens about the implications of a just transition to a highly sustainable economy, which involves more than technical measures. We need a new economic system that cares for people and the planet, in which all costs and benefits are fairly distributed. How do we sustainably transform our labour market? How do we make sure the transition to renewables is inclusive and equitable? These are some of the questions we try to answer.

Speakers:

Kitty Jong (Director at FNV, the biggest Dutch labour union federation)

Mathias Bienstman (Policy Coordinator at Bond Beter Leefmilieu, a Flemish network-organisation facilitating the transition to a more sustainable society and circular economy)

Practicalities:

This is an open webinar. Please register here to receive an event reminder and further details on how to join in.

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