ClientEarth Summit - Day 1, The role of the law in the fight for our planet
Session 2: A just transition
9 November at 11:15am GMT | 12:15pm CET | 1:15pm EET - Duration 1 hour
Moving towards a net zero economy is vital to protect lives and livelihoods of the future. But how do we ensure no-one and no region is left behind in the energy transition from coal to clean?
The transition to a net zero economy will be transformational for every aspect of society. From energy to transport, construction to agriculture, the previously dominant, polluting industries are giving way to clean technologies and activities that must operate in line with global climate and environmental commitments.
An ideal just transition would ensure multiple and reinforcing societal benefits are distributed across society, including sustainable and inclusive jobs, empowered and thriving communities, a better protected environment and improved health and wellbeing. But while many millions of new jobs will be created along the way, certain communities will be impacted harder than others, particularly for coal regions such as Poland, Greece or Romania.
To minimise climate and environmental risks and social costs, and assure a participatory process, organisations are working to ensure these changes have social justice and the needs of workers and communities at its heart. Weeks before finalising the Regulation of the Just Transition Fund, our expert panel discusses the challenges, complexities, and solutions for businesses and communities in coal regions as we move away from coal dependency, and towards a climate neutral and equitable future.
Speakers Alexandru Mustață, Just Transition Coordinator, Bankwatch Romania
Nikos Mantzaris, Partner and Senior Policy Analyst, The Green Tank
Marta Anczewska, Just Transition Specialist, WWF Poland
Moderator Bellinda Bartolucci, European Environmental Lawyer (European Fossil Fuel Infrastructure), ClientEarth
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Monday, November 9, 2020 at 11:25 AM
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Alexandru joined Bankwatch Romania in 2015 to run the national campaign on coal power plants and mines. His interests expanded to solutions for the energy systems that work for the people, becoming CEE Bankwatch's Just Transition Coordinator. Here...
Nikos was appointed member of the Special Scientific Committee on Climate Change Mitigation at the Ministry of Environment and Energy in January 2020. In May 2020 he was also appointed member of the Regional Team of Western Macedonia supporting...
Marta is responsible for building climate change awareness and the just transition of coal regions towards a green economy at WWF Poland, and coordinated WWF's presence at COP24 Conference in 2018. Prior to this, Marta was a climate campaigner...
European Environmental Lawyer (European Fossil Fuel Infrastructure) @ ClientEarth
Bellinda Bartolucci joined ClientEarth in June 2020 as a European Environmental Lawyer based in Berlin. Her work focuses on the phase-out of coal on a European level. Before joining ClientEarth, Bellinda worked for the Human Rights Organization...