Online, 1st February, 15:00-16:30 (GMT)

Amidst significant momentum for Just Transitions, the newly created Just Transition Work Programme under the UNFCCC opened the door for observers to influence its activities by submitting “views on work to be undertaken, as well as possible topics for the dialogues” by February 15th. This is a significant window of opportunity to put research at the centre of the JTWP and to guide and influence the international work and discussion on Just Transitions within the UNFCCC.

Climate Strategies is thus convening a closed-door Members Seminar to exchange views to inform our submission to this UNFCCC call for input.

This Member Seminar will give members with interest in the subject of Just Transitions the chance to engage in an open and stimulating academic dialogue with each other, during the discussion on the second part of the event.

The first part of the event will consist of short presentations by some of Climate Strategies members on what research shows is the most needed and relevant work and topics to be undertaken and discussed under the Just Transition Work Programme to make it successful and impactful.

Discussion questions to consider

  • What are key topics for the first two dialogues under the JTWP in 2024?
  • What evidence is needed to establish Just Transition pathways?
  • What activities would need to be undertaken to inform the next GST?
  • How do you mainstream approaches to enhance adaptation and climate resilience?
  • How do you overcome the stalemate on Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR)?
  • What activities need to be undertaken to ensure that Just Transitions promote sustainable development and eradication of poverty?
  • What activities need to be undertaken to make financial flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emission and climate-resilient development?

Our speakers

  • Dóra Fazekas, Cambridge Econometrics
  • Farhana Yamin, Track 0
  • Helena Garcia, Fedesarrollo
  • Igwebuike Ijeoma, Renewable Energy (WCRE)
  • Jiahua Pan, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Kasturi Das, Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
  • Peter Newell, School of Global Studies University of Sussex
  • Richard Klein, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Sanja Bogojevic, University of Oxford
  • Sonja Klinsky, School of Sustainability Arizona State University