On March 9, the Just Transition Initiative explored the role of just transitions ahead of the COP26 climate meetings in November 2021. Government officials, civil society leaders, and international trade union representatives discussed how just transitions can help accelerate climate action.
They also outlined how national climate plans can ensure justice and a fair distribution of opportunities in the new climate economy. Participants acknowledged the challenges created by Covid-19, but also noted the opportunity it presents for job creation and transformational change.
They suggested that COP26 could serve as a platform to develop aspirations for just transitions to clean economies.
Senior Vice President; Director and Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
CEO, the Climate Investment Funds
Director, International Climate and Energy, UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Director General-Designate, International Solar Alliance
Director, Just Transition Centre, International Trade Union Confederation
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs, US Department of Energy