Theme: To address the challenges of climate change, countries will continue to transition away from emissions-intensive energy sources and take steps to build more resilient communities and economies. The importance of achieving a just transition in the face of this transformational change has grown in recent years as both the disruptive impacts of a changing climate and the scope and scale of the necessary transformation come more clearly into focus. Despite the growing recognition of its importance, very few resources are available to countries, investors, civil society, and international development institutions seeking to achieve a just transition. The event will focus on tools and strategies that can be deployed in support of just transition planning and implementation. This event is part of a series of events by the Just Transition Initiative.
Structure: The event will be structured as a moderated discussion with speakers from leading research institutions, development organizations, private sector and civil society. The moderated panel will be followed by an interactive discussion guided by targeted research questions focused on experiences, tool and strategies for achieving just transition from local to global.
Target Audience: The session will be of particular interest to researchers, policy makers, development finance practitioners, investors and civil society organisations involved in the planning, promotion and implementation of approaches to achieving the equitable transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient future. These stakeholders may come from diverse backgrounds including energy, manufacturing, finance, agriculture, labour, education and food systems, water etc.
Host organizations: This event will be hosted by the Just Transition Initiative, a partnership between the Climate Investment Funds and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. CIF is one of the largest multilateral climate funds in the world, set up in 2008 to establish new markets and scale-up clean technology, resilient infrastructure and sustainable forest management. CIF is deploying $8 billion in 72 developing countries through six multilateral development banks. CSIS is ranked the number one think tank in the United States and is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to advancing practical ideas to address the world’s greatest challenges. CSIS's Energy Security and Climate Change Program works to provide information and analysis to improve energy security, address global climate change, and alleviate energy poverty and environmental injustice.