This report summarizes Poland’s presidency of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) and its focus on “People and Climate – Solidarity and Just Transition.” The report aims to inspire dialogue among governments, the private sector, and civil society on practical implementation of solidarity (defined as collaborative global efforts to tackle climate change) and just transitions.
The report calls for a unified approach to tackle both climate and social well-being and urges policymakers to be proactive in adopting strategies based on inclusive dialogue and planning processes. It encourages stakeholders to anticipate and promote changes through economic development, skillset training, and investment.
The report includes recommendations on how to advance just transition and solidarity strategies by incorporating region- and sector-specific approaches. Such strategies should engage many actors, including national, regional, and municipal governments, as well as workers, civil society, businesses, youth, and women.