About Just Transformations

Many regions and people across Europe still rely on economies that are incompatible with tackling climate change. These can be coal-producing regions or regions with polluting-heavy industries. People and economies engaged in these sectors are therefore highly vulnerable during the transition to a decarbonised future.

Climate, social, economic and democratic justice as well as inclusivity are vital to the success of rapid structural change. Our ambition is to build a movement to prove that such just transformations are indeed possible across Europe to achieve democratic and inclusive transformations of whole regions. The movement will put the voices of citizens, workers and young people at the core of regional economic transformation.

Early partners include the regional governments of Mondragon in Spain, Emilia Romagna in Italy and Silesia in Poland. We are also currently working with the province of Gipuzkoa in Spain as a challenge owner and are involved in the Post Coal Future Lab, a project working on just transformations of coal regions in RIS countries.

Find out more about our work in the stories below. If you are interested in becoming a challenge owner, partner or funder, contact us at communitydesk@climate-kic.org

Stories
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Gipuzkoa shapes the green future with local actors

Gipuzkoa is taking action towards sustainability through collaboration with...

Gipuzkoa shapes the green future with local actors
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Co-designing the future of coal regions

EIT Climate-KIC launches the Post Coal Future Lab initiative...

Co-designing the future of coal regions
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COP26: UN Climate Change and EIT Climate-KIC partn...

A new digital Global Innovation Hub has been launched at...

COP26: UN Climate Change and EIT Climate-KIC partner to establish new Global Innovation Hub
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Gipuzkoa’s quest for sustainability

Gipuzkoa, the smallest Spanish province located in the Basque...

Gipuzkoa’s quest for sustainability
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Moving beyond ‘brown coal’ in Europe’s rural...

Together with Partners, EIT Climate-KIC is leading a process...

Moving beyond ‘brown coal’ in Europe’s rural regions
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Just transition within reach for Polish coal city ...

“We are preparing plans for the next decade. Mentality is...

Just transition within reach for Polish coal city Rybnik