Achieving carbon-neutrality in the EU is more than reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s also about ensuring that the transition to a sustainable future is fair and equitable. That’s where the idea of Just Transition comes in, with its aim to ensure that no people or regions are left behind.
But what does Just Transition really mean?
In this episode, we dive into the multifaceted nature of Just Transition, covering its environmental, economic, social, and political aspects. Podcast hosts Ricarda Faber and Aaron Best of Ecologic Institute are joined by guests Frank Siebern-Thomas, Head of Fair Green and Digital Transitions, Research Unit in DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission; and Ludovic Voet, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation.
Our guests help us explore the concept of Just Transition, unpacking the concept itself and discussing the transition needs of workers and citizens across the EU. Listen in to hear about recent success stories, discover the key challenges, and learn more about the Just Transition policies taking shape in the EU and its Member States.
Relevant links & documents
- European Commission: The Just Transition Mechanism
- European Trade Union Confederation: Just Transition
- International Labour Organization: FAQ on Just Transition
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Listening is nice, but not enough for you? You are in luck! In addition to the podcast series, we are organizing a series of eight online events, targeting young Europeans aged 18-35. Enter the dialogue with us and our invited experts. We are keen to hear your questions, suggestions and ideas and discuss them together.