How To Ensure A Just Transition Towards Net Zero?
State of play from Scotland, New Zealand, France and the UK.
This webinar intends to present the Scottish approach to climate change and the Just Transition, and explore the experiences of the French, New Zealand and UK’s respective work in these areas.
- Lucy Geoghegan, Head of Scottish Government’s Green Deal Unit
- Sébastien Treyer, Director of IDDRI, and on the governing board of the French Citizen’s convention for Climate
- Mike Thompson, Director of Analysis, UK’s Committee on Climate Change
- Roger Dungan, Deputy Ambassador of the New Zealand Delegation to the OECD.
Moderated by Lola Vallejo, IDDRI.
With the EU’s Just Transition Mechanism launched in January 2020 – the first on the roadmap of initiatives outlined under the European Green Deal – this event intends to share Scotland’s perspective on the concept of ‘Just Transition’. It will also outline the concrete steps Scotland is taking to ensure our shift to a climate neutral future happens in a way that promotes inclusive growth, cohesion and equality.
In September 2018, the Scottish Government announced the Just Transition Commission (JTC), which is tasked with providing practical independent advice on how to maximise the economic and social benefits of decarbonising Scotland, while managing the risks and challenges. Scotland has taken world-leading action to embed underpinning Just Transition principles in Climate Change legislation. This reflects Scotland’s commitment to take a holistic approach to achieving our domestic targets for GHG emissions reductions – net-zero by 2045, and -75% by 2030 – as set out in legislation in the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019.
An event organised by the Scottish Government’s Paris Hub, in partnership with IDDRI and with the support of Sciences Po in the framework of the “Make It Work” initiative.