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Farmer using enabling technology to improve rice growth and disease prevention, Thailand. (photo by Tawanroong via Shutterstock)

Why We Need a Just Rural Transition

The urgently needed transformations in food and land-use systems to address and adapt to climate change must meaningfully engage food producers and rural communities by placing justice, equity, and rural livelihoods at the center of their efforts

Climate Finance Shaped by the People, for the People

Concessional finance could prove critical for just transitions in developing countries. Multilateral climate funds, with their range of tried and tested financial tools, could help drive a new wave of investments that put people at the center of a net-zero economy.

Men putting up mosquito netting.

Who Needs a Just Transition?

This commentary introduces the just transitions concept, summarizes its importance in meeting climate and social equity goals, and emphasizes the need to define the term more clearly and increase its appeal.