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