To address climate change, countries will continue to transition away from emissions-intensive activities and take steps to build more sustainable and resilient communities and economies. The importance of achieving a just transition in the face of these transformational changes has grown in recent years as both the disruptive impacts of a changing climate and the scope and scale of the necessary transformations becomes more apparent. Yet governments, labor groups, investors, civil society organizations, and multilateral development institutions still lack concrete tools and practical guidance to help achieve a just transition.
The Just Transition Initiative (JTI) is a partnership developed by the Energy Security & Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to investigate how to achieve a just transition through the transformational change necessary to address climate change.
In the first phase of the initiative, the JTI team conducted a systemic analysis of the various understandings and components of a just transition, engaged a wide range of stakeholders through events, podcasts and outreach, and developed a curated library of resources to provide information and guidance.
Throughout the second phase of the initiative, the team will expand the resource library and develop policy recommendations and strategies informed by case study analysis, consultations, and literature review. The initiative will continue to engage stakeholders to facilitate learning and identify gaps and priorities for future research. Please refer to the events page or contact us using our feedback form to become engaged in the JTI community.
Team & Credits
The Just Transition Initiative team is a collaborative effort led by members of the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Climate Investment Funds. The team would like to express its thanks to Sarah Ladislaw, former Director of the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at CSIS and founding member and instigator of the JTI.
The JTI receives guidance from an advisory group of representatives from labor, civil society, intergovernmental organizations, development finance, and private industry.
from the CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program
from Climate Investment Funds
International Forum for Environment, Sustainability, & Technology (iFOREST)Program Lead
Institute of the AmericasNon-resident Fellow
Melissa PinfieldJust Rural Transition SecretariatExecutive Director
Reva PrakashEuropean Union’s Resource Efficiency Initiative at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)Project Coordinator
Just Transition CentreDirector
Michael StanleyWorld Bank GroupExtractives Lead, Energy and Extractives
Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Hauser Institute for Civil SocietyDirector
Design and Development
This digital feature is a product of the Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab, the in-house digital, multimedia, and design agency at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Produced by: Jonathan Choi, Christina Hamm, Tucker Harris, Serven Maraghi, Pavak Patel, Jacque Schrag, Lindsay Urchyk
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We welcome your feedback and your recommendations on just transitions resources. Please use the form below to contact the JTI team.