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, and inclusivity, are vital to the success of rapid structural change. EIT Climate-KIC’s Deep Demonstration of Just Transformations will build a movement with the aim of demonstrating that such just transformations are indeed possible. We are working with pioneering and ambitious challenge owners 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. Our first partners include regional governments in Silesia in Poland, Mondragon in Spain and Emilia Romagna in Italy.

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Find out more about the people and places involved in Just Transformations. Keep visiting this page for new content from EIT Climate-KIC and from the many partners involved in this demonstration.

Stories
EIT Climate-KIC | 19 March 2021 Just transition within reach for Polish coal city Rybnik
Just transition within reach for Polish coal city Rybnik
Emanuela Barbiroglio | Forbes | 26 February 2021 Polish Citizens Are Transforming Europe’s Biggest Coal Region
Polish Citizens Are Transforming Europe’s Biggest Coal Region
EIT Climate-KIC | 10 February 2021 Citizens power Just Transformation of Europe’s biggest coal region
Citizens power Just Transformation of Europe’s biggest coal region
EIT Climate-KIC | 15 July 2020 EIT Climate-KIC and Silesian Metropolis join forces to transform Europe’s largest coal region in the face of the climate crisis
EIT Climate-KIC and Silesian Metropolis join forces to transform Europe’s largest coal region in the face of the climate crisis
EIT Climate-KIC | 23 January 2020 Net zero requires just, inclusive and radical transformations
Net zero requires just, inclusive and radical transformations
EIT Climate-KIC | 08 December 2020 New ways to think about just transition
New ways to think about just transition