Wednesday, 22nd November 15:00-16:30 GMT

Amid significant uncertainty surrounding the upcoming decision at COP28 to establish a new “work programme on just transition to discuss pathways to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement” (JTWP), and in preparation to said negotiations, Climate Strategies hosted an expert stakeholder dialogue to support pre-COP28 alignment among key actors.  

Taking the form of a townhall meeting — where non-state party experts will share their position and engage in discussions among themselves and with other invited partners who share an interest in the subject — this workshop aimed to make the discussions on the new JTWP a more inclusive process.

The draft decision opens a unique window of opportunity to centre a Just Transition approach within the UNFCCC and to create a work programme that encompasses a broad concept of Just Transitions to bring about greater transformative potential and catalyse ambition and implementation.  

By bringing together non-party actors to share knowledge and discuss their positions on the new JTWP — including similarities, differences, gaps and priorities — this expert stakeholder dialogue aimed to find strategic alignment to speak with a shared voice and strengthen our position to engage negotiators during COP28.

Our speakers

Jodi-Ann Wang, London School of Economics (LSE)

Juman Kubba, International Transport Workers’ Federation

Richard Klein, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Bert de Wel, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Mwanahamisi Singano, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Niklas Klüh, YOUNGO

Robert Marinkovic, International Organization of Employers

Mette Lund, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Facilitated by

Julie-Anne Hogbin, Climate Strategies

This event was made possible thanks to funding from the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and Climate Emergency Collaboration Group (CECG).