On 6 December from 11 am CET, the "Coal+ Regions in Transition" event series once more brings together practitioners from several European coal regions. The topic of the interactive webinar is the launch of the "Just Transition Readiness Evaluation Tool" (JT:READY). The tool aims to enable policy-makers and practitioners in coal and carbon-intensive regions in Europe to understand and use a holistic approach to a just transition towards climate neutrality and learn how it can be translated into local action.
The tool follows a step-by-step logic, starting at the very beginning: Why is a transition necessary in the first place – and what exactly does ‘just’ mean in this context? It then outlines how the principles of just transition can guide the identification of goals, levers and policy fields.
At the core, the tool provides a comprehensive overview of topics that play a role for just transition policy development as well as suggestions and examples for policy responses. Based on a system-wide understanding of just transition, the tool takes into account distributional, procedural and recognitional justice considerations combined with a clear focus on striving for ecological prosperity and showcasing how sub-national policies can support this process. In that sense, the tool enables practitioners in the regions to identify levers and triggers for starting deep structural change processes that can kick off the much-needed transformational dynamic to realise a just and in-time transition to climate-neutrality.
During the Webinar, Jannis Beutel, Researcher in the International Energy Transitions Research Unit at the Wuppertal Institute, and Carsten Elsner, Researcher in the Global Climate Governance Research Unit at the Wuppertal Institute, will elaborate how the tool is structured and how it functions in practice. Several case studies will be presented, showcasing regional insights and the role that the tool can have for key stakeholders and decision-makers. Rounding off, there will be a discussion with the panellists, during which all participants are invited to ask questions, as well as to share their own experiences, challenges, opportunities, and examples from their regions.
Further information and cost-free registration are available via the link below.