Thanks to everyone who joined us for this webinar on a just transition for all to discuss and learn more about just transitions for climate action in developing countries.
Watch a recording of the webinar
There is no one size fits all framework for a Just Transition, as each country needs to approach the concept from their own unique perspective. To be useful in a developing country context, the meaning of a Just Transition must be flexible to reflect differences between and within countries.
This interactive dialogue brought together insights from three diverse countries; Ghana, Indonesia and Colombia, to share their experiences of incorporating Just Transition strategies into their NDCs.
Following from our recent publications on the topic, at the event we shared insights from a new report co-created with researchers from the three countries.
Developing countries celebrate a rich and diverse range of socio-economic and political structures, alongside a myriad of cultures, which present different opportunities and challenges when considering Just Transitions. Three key factors have emerged from our research, and were explored at the event:
- the informal economy, where in most developing countries over 60 percent of their workforce is employed.
- the politics and power structures of different countries and how this intersects with a Just Transition.
- the critical role of community capacity building and stakeholder buy-in.
Our speakers included:
- Juan Andres Casas Monsegny – Gender Specialist, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia
- Kwabena A. Anaman – Professor of Economics at the University of Ghana
- Sri Lestari (Tari) – Associate Researcher at Dala Institute for Environment and Society, Indonesia
- Eduardo Uribe-Botero – Director of the Energy Group of Bogota, Colombia (speaking for Fedesarrollo)
- Joyashree Roy – Bangabandhu Chair Professor, Thailand and Professor of Economics, Jadavpur University
- Andrzej Blachowicz – Managing Director at Climate Strategies
- Claudia Strambo – Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute