Tuesday, 22 March 2022
At the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow, the EU, UK, US, France and Germany announced a ground-breaking Just Energy Transition Partnership with South Africa. Aiming to mobilise $8.5bn, the partnership demonstrates the power of global cooperation to boost the transition to low-carbon economies.
In collaboration with Wuppertal Institute, Climate Strategies hosted an interactive online workshop to explore the role of cooperation in advancing the just transformation of coal regions and facilitate networking amongst relevant stakeholders.
The workshop explored the challenges and opportunities of a just transition worldwide. Decision-makers and experts from around the globe shared their experiences of working together to advance the just transformation of coal regions.
In addition, the event showcased the newly developed Just Transition Toolbox for Coal Regions as a practical tool to design different features and stages of a well-planned regional coal transition.
|13:00 – 13:05||Welcome and introduction||Andrzej Błachowicz, Climate Strategies|
|Session 1: Global co-operation and the just transition|
|13:05 – 14:08||Panel discussion||Moderated by: Megan Rowling, Climate correspondent and editor with the Thomson Reuters Foundation|
|14:08 – 15:00||Session 2: How do you develop and implement a regional strategy for just transition|
|Introduction to the toolkit||Timon Wehnert, Wuppertal Institute|
|Introduction to the interactive session||Julie-Anne Hogbin, Climate Strategies|
|Discussion in pairs|
|Discussions in groups of 6-8|
|Plenary: Report back|
|Further exchanges among global coal regions. Wrap-up and close|
This event has been organised with the financial support of the European Union’s Partnership Instrument and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in the context of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.