Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 18.30 – 19.45 GMT, Derwentwater (Forth Room), COP26 Blue Zone

Listen to different perspectives of just transitions and explore how inclusion of just transition concepts in climate policy will enable and accelerate climate action.

This event explored climate ambition and just transitions through national lenses: Estonia’s experiences of implementing ambitious climate policies leaving no one behind; and Indonesian, Ghanaian and Colombian experiences of applying Just Transitions principles in a developing country context. There is no one size fits all framework for a just transition, as countries across the world have their own unique contexts, sectors and cultures. However, through collaboration, commonalities can be found through similar challenges and opportunities.

Together we can develop a clearer picture of what just transitions can look like, and importantly, how a just, inclusive approach can accelerate climate action.


Event opening and moderating:
Climate Strategies, Julie-Anne Hogbin
Welcome and introduction
Kristi Klaas, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Environment, Estonia
Estonia’s climate policies and just transition
Annela Anger-Kraavi, EERC, Estonia
Introducing the South to South Just Transitions Project
Short video on Just Transitions in a developing country context

Panel 1: National experiences on whether just transition can accelerate implementation climate policy in the Global South

Alex Saer – Director of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia
Challenges and ideas to move just transition forward in Brazil
Alice Amorim, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
South Africa
Joanne Yawitch, CEO of National Business Initiative
Pilar Assefh, Sociedad y Naturaleza
Just Transition and response measures in the UNFCCC
Kusum Lata, UNFCCC

Panel 2: Youth perspectives on Ambition and the Just Transition

Youth Perspective Malawi
Brenda Mwale, Green Girls Platform
UK Youth Climate Coalition
Serena Bashal, UK Youth Climate Coalition
Conference of Youth
Zihan Xuan, Conference of Youth