The planet is experiencing a climate crisis. The international community must pivot away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy. It must also do so in an equitable way, so that the most vulnerable populations do not shoulder the burden of transition.
The Global Just Transition project will provide updates on the status of Green New Deals, ecosocial pacts, and just transition plans around the world. Upcoming events will cover the European Green Deal, the South Korean Green New Deal, and new environmental organizing in Russia. We are also collaborating on a project on the financing of fossil fuel projects in Africa, the limits of economic growth and buen vivir, and the challenge of local capacity to handle the influx of Green transition funds.
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Free Trade vs. Just Green Trade
How to transform the global trade system with Luciana Ghiotto, Karen Hansen-Kuhn and Manuel Perez Rocha
moderated by Jen Moore
December 16, 12 pm (EST)
Register for the event here (in English and Spanish)
Can the World Save the World
moderated by Miriam Lang with Jayati Ghosh, Madhuresh Kumar, and Jens Martens (December 14, 2022)
Getting the Unsustainable Here to the Sustainable There
moderated by John Feffer with Vedran Horvat, Susan Krumdieck, Simon Michaux, and Renata Nitta (December 12, 2022)
What Climate Debt Does the North Owe the South
moderated by Liliana Buitrago with Alberto Acosta, Tom Athanasiou, and Meena Raman (September 28, 2022)
The Future of China’s Green Revolution
moderated by Tobita Chow with Liu Hongqiao and Jennifer Turner (September 21, 2022)
Can the Green New Deal Go Local?
moderated by Rebeca Leber with Luis Aguirre-Torres, Julia Peak, and Susie Strife (August 9, 2022)
Redesigning the Economy for Sustainability and Social Justice
with Ashish Kothari, Dorothy Guerrero, Katharine Nora Farrell, and Josh Farley (July 28, 2022)
Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain
with Jojo Nem Singh (July 15, 2022)
Do We Need a Universal Basic Income?
with Ruben Lo Vuolo, Erin Coltrera, Ailynn Torress, and Amaia Perez Orozco (May 10, 2022)
Rare Earth Elements: Q and A
with Julie Klinger (May 4, 2022)
The U.S. Green New Deal: Promises, Policies, Prospects
with Saul Levin, Rajiv Sicora, and Susie Strife, moderated by Brett Fleishman (April 12, 2022)
India and the Future of the Planet
with Jayati Ghosh, Ashish Kothari, and Basav Sen (February 2, 2022)
Russia and the Green New Deal: Light at the End of the Tunnel?
with Vasily Yablokov, Tatiana Lanshina, and Arshak Makichyan (December 10, 2021)
Korea’s Green New Deal: Myths and Realities
with Lee Taedong, Kim Joojin, Hong Jong Ho, and Kwon Yoo-Jung and moderated by Koohan Paik-Mander (November 17, 2021)
The European Green Deal: A Step Forward, Sideways, or Backward?
with Ann Pettifor, Dusan Pajevic, Asad Rehman, and Clara Bourgin (October 12, 2021)
Articles and Reports
When the world’s largest consumer of fossil fuels teams up with one of the world’s largest suppliers, the planet is the biggest loser.
Even small increases in the price of gas can generate protests, like in Kazakhstan. But actually, we’re not paying anywhere near enough at the pump.
Russia is a leading carbon emitter and exporter. But change is afoot inside the country.
Can those who advocate hitting the brakes on economic growth get their message across before it’s too late?
There’s one place in the world where the Green New Deal is a policy reality. But is it living up to its hype?
We all think that climate change is somebody else’s problem. We have to be persuaded otherwise.
Europe is ahead of much of the world in combining decarbonization with an equitable shift to clean energy. And it’s still not enough.
African countries need investments, China needs raw materials, and African activists are fed up with the resulting corruption and environmental damage.
If economic growth ushered in this era of climate change, how can economic growth also be part of the solution?
What are the potential pitfalls of a Green Leap Forward?
In other outlets:
L’avenir de la révolution verte chinoise, Investig’action, November 14, 2022
The Five Plagues Testing Humanity, TomDispatch, March 30, 2022
Hacia una transición justa en América Latina, La Jornada, January 31, 2022 (en espanol)