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Engage in political and expert debate on how just transition principles can be in line with vision around degrowth society.Join us for this online event on JUST TRANSITION!
About the Event:
This webinar will offer space for debate among representatives of various organisations from the North and South and from both sides of Atlantic. They’ll discuss how just transition in Europe can be shaped through futureproof policies, for the benefit of decent working conditions and the well being of all, both in the EU and at global level. Join this webinar to learn more about Just Transition.
JUST TRANSITION as a transnational project aims to tackle the challenge of 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. Project partners are working together in conducting research on the Just Transition and drafting a paper on its different dimensions.
In a world characterised by multi-level governance, just transition initiatives are needed at the different levels: from companies and sectors, over cities and regions, to nations and the European Union. At all these levels, specific challenges, groups of stakeholders and power relations make clear that there is not a ‘one size fits all’ model of just transition. This also shows the need to document cases at the different levels, in different regions.
We are confronted now with both a crisis and employment emergency at the same time, because millions of jobs are at risk. In order to achieve a carbon neutral Europe we have to be doing much more then we are doing at the moment. Climate policy has to be much more ambitious, more investment in, for example ,green and efficient energy is necessary. Just transition is about fair sharing of all the costs and burdens that come with this very ambitious transformation. Outcomes of this transitions should be (green) jobs that follow the pillars of decent work in a society that is carbon neutral and nobody is left behind, while at the same time taking into consideration solidarity with other parts of the world and the future generations.
Maruška Mileta, FoE Croatia
Oxana Lopatina, independent researcher, energy analyst, Moscow
Clara Dellaire Fortier, doctoral candidate, Lund University
Mladen Domazet, Institute for Political Ecology
Vedran Horvat, Institute for Political Ecology
17:00 – 17.10 Introduction: Vedran Horvat, IPE
17:10 – 17.25 Maruška Mileta, programme coordinator, FoE Croatia
17:25 – 17:40 Oxana Lopatina, energy analyst
17:40 – 17.55 Clara Dellaire Fortier, doctoral candidate, Lund University
17.55 – 18.10 Mladen Domazet, Institute for Political Ecology
18:10 – 18.30 Discussion
Wednesday, 16th December, 5:00 PM
This is an online event, please join via zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89384973759
Event will take place in English.
This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Institute for Political Ecology and with the financial support of the European parliament to the Green European Foundation