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5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

‘A European Just Transition for a Better World’, explores the task of transforming from an extractive economy to a regenerative one in a just and equitable way. In the words of Dirk Holemans, co-President of the Green European Foundation and the book’s editor, the just transition marks “the meeting of necessity and ethics”. Join us at the UK launch of the book in London!


This event is organized by the Green European Foundation (GEF) with the support of Green House Think Tank as part of the transnational GEF Just Transition project.

This project tackles the question of a Just Transition – transforming from an extractive to a regenerative economy in a just and equitable way to find the necessary support among the population. It seeks to show that the green family, including GEF in its specific role, is a leading actor in the development of futureproof politics and policies, developed in a sensitive way that keeps in mind local specificities.

About the event 

As we argue in this book, a just transition requires a new social contract. A new contract for Europe – this time a social–ecological contract – can only be written from a global perspective, taking into account human rights and respect for nature worldwide. At the same time, this major transformation will need to be very context specific. The event will feature chapter authors introducing the concept of just transition, describing the Spanish experience, sectoral initiatives in agriculture and aviation, and the role of youth and climate justice movements.


Chair: Natalie Bennett, former Green Party leader

  • Dirk Holemans, coordinator of Think Tank Oikos & Co-President of GEF
  • Joaquin Nieto, Former Director of the ILO Office for Spain
  • Anne Chapman, Green House Think Tank
  • Sean Currie, co-Spokesperson for the Federation of Young European Greens


Date: Tuesday 20th September

Time: Doors and drinks served from 17:00

Event starts at 18:00 and ends at 20:00

Location: Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE

Registration: Sign up here


Additional Reading

Just Transition Is About Systemic Change

Just Transition Time for a Rethink

Coronavirus Recovery and Just Transition in Spain: A Unique Opportunity

“We should approach this transition as an opportunity”: An interview with Adam Tooze


This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Green House think tank and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.

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