Unpacking the Just Transition in developed and developing country contexts from the perspectives of business and labour
Monday, 19 April 2021 10:00 to 11:30
In light of the global climate crisis, and more recently, due to the need to rebuild their economies following the devastating impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, forward thinking countries are taking the opportunity to transition towards low carbon development pathways. The European Union, China and the United Kingdom, to name a few, have made public commitments to reduce their carbon emissions to net-zero.
As some of our major trading partners progress towards net-zero, we need to set ourselves on a path towards sustainable, equitable, resilient, and economy-wide transitions to ensure we remain globally competitive in the long-term as well as play our part in mitigating the worst impacts of climate change.
The ‘Just Transition’ process captures the need to achieve the global goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, in a way that is fair and equitable and which leaves no one behind.
Join us for an exciting new event hosted by the National Business Initiative (NBI) in partnership with The B Team as we unpack and compare interpretations and understandings of the ‘Just Transition’ in developed and developing country contexts. We will also explore how this may impact business conducted, with speakers representing business and labour.
As part of this discussion we will explore the roles and responsibilities of labour and business and how these differ in developing and developed country contexts as well as issues of inequality and ownership. Overall, we will seek to highlight shared and differing characteristics of the respective transitions. We will also be looking at examples of best practice by business in these different contexts and talking broadly about the extent to which country contexts influence the structure and nature of future investment opportunities.
This engagement aims to develop more nuanced understandings of the ‘Just Transition’ in developing country contexts when compared to that of a developed country. Through dialogue between developed and developing country stakeholders, we hope to achieve and communicate these understandings to relevant stakeholders in the public, private and civil society sectors to ultimately ensure greater success in its conception and implementation over time.
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- Monday, 19 April 2021
- 10:00 to 11:30
- Event Category:
- Environmental Sustainability
- Via Zoom
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