2020-12-17

How can a just transition be used as a way to tackle development challenges?

Welcome to Union to Union’s international launch of the report Just Transition in the international development cooperation context. Just transition is a concept that was born out of the trade union movement. It is about protecting workers and communities affected by this necessary transition so that economies can generate lower emissions and have less environmental impact. It allows for improvements to the environment to be combined with addressing development challenges, poverty and inequalities – leaving no one behind. In this webinar we will look at what the report concludes and discuss how the Just Transition Framework can be used to tackle development challenges that integrate all three pillar of sustainable development - economic, social and environmental - at once.

Speakers:

• Catarina Silveira, Union to Union

• Samantha Smith, Just Transition Centre - ITUC

• Lebogang Mulaisi, Congress of South African Trade Unions COSATU

There will also be time for questions from the audience to our speakers.

Date: 17 December
Time: 14:00 – 14:45 CET
Where: Online – This free webinar takes place via the software Zoom. A link to the webinar will be sent out to you as soon as you have registered.

How to register?
Register by sending an email to event@uniontounion.org
Please write “Webinar – Just transition” in the subject line. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar in time before the event.

The webinar will be recorded. You will be able to watch it on Union to Unions Facebook and Youtube-pages afterwards.

Watch our short teaser video for the report!

Read the report on Just Transition

Just Transition on the web

Learn more about just transition on our webpage - here we have gathered useful information about the issue and links to further material and reading.