Thu, 30 June 2022 | London Climate Action Week online event

How can we achieve a just transition in Global South? Through the initiative South to South Just Transitions, a network of nine developing countries are working together to develop and explore how to apply just transition principles apply in their countries.

This interactive dialogue brought together insights from researchers across the globe on the challenges and opportunities encountered in their just transition journey.

Climate transitions across different sectors like energy, agriculture and transport require that the impacts or costs associated with changing practices are fairly distributed, and do not increase inequality or make some people more vulnerable. Just transition also requires that the process of planning involves affected people, ideally driven by those living and working in regions that will be most affected. This is particularly important in countries in the Global South, which not only must tackle climate change but also address significant socioeconomic development challenges, including poverty reduction.

The event featured two panel discussions:

Just Transitions in Asia

  • Tari Lestari – Dala Institute, Indonesia
  • Nguyen Thi Mai Anh, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
  • Mihaz Uddin Ahmed – The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Just Transitions in Africa

  • Kwabena A. Anaman – The University of Ghana
  • Herbert Mwalukomo – Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA), Malawi
  • Richard Mulwa – Environment for Development Kenya