Time: 15.3.2023, 11-12:00 CET (12-13:00 EET)
Place: Join the webinar via link
The idea of a just transition was first introduced by labor unions as a response to concerns about the impacts of environmental policies on employment. It has now entered more forcefully to the center of climate policies, e.g. in the Paris Climate agreement as well as in the Green Deal of the European Union. Simultaneously the scope of justice has broadened to include impacts on consumers, regions, future generations and also the environment itself. While broadly the aim is to enable both environmental sustainability and social justice, the meaning of just transition has become an object of a political contestations and debate. In many cases the claims for just transition are utilized for hampering any potential change in the society.
In this webinar we present latest research, analytical tools and policy evaluation frameworks that can help us in keeping on track of different claims for justice in transition. The aim of the webinar is to promote active discussion on the role of policy analysis and evaluation in the support of just transition across different geographical, sectoral and policy contexts.
- Minna Kaljonen: Welcome and introduction to the theme
- Annika Lonkila and Jani Lukkarinen: Destabilising peat: Lessons on just climate policy
- Suvi Huttunen: Framing just transition for food system change
- Marja Helena Sivonen: How to evaluate justice in climate policymaking: criteria for policy assessment
Presentations of the webinar (pdf)