CSIS and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) held a workshop to discuss just transitions—the idea that, as the world transitions toward sustainable development, workers and communities must both be protected by and benefit from the deep and rapid changes to come. Experts from multilateral development banks, labor and environmental organizations, think tanks, governments, and other institutions outlined key principles and challenges to just transitions.
Offering feedback on our analytical framework on just transitions, they identified gaps in knowledge and key research questions to be addressed through the JTI and the just transitions research community more broadly. The robust discussion focused on how to finance a just transition, including the role of governments, multilateral institutions, and the private sector.
Senior Vice President; Director and Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
CEO, Climate Investment Funds
Just Transitions Centre; International Trade Union Confederation
Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
Professor in Practice, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Principal Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Global Head of ESG, Ninety One
Director, Initiative for Responsible Investment