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Date(s) - March 7, 2022
7:30 am - 8:30 am

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Hosted by European Trade Union Institute

What are the main challenges of a just transition to a zero-carbon economy in the EU? Taking a broad-based theoretical approach, speakers at this webinar present the current EU context for a just transition, paying particular attention to the European Green Deal and the Fit for 55 package.
—To what extent can current EU policies and practices be considered a step towards a more comprehensive policy framework to integrate climate/environmental and labour priorities?
—How far are institutions and the welfare state ready to address the new challenges posed by the eco-social paradigm shift, possibly under a low growth or de-growth scenario?
—What strategies do trade unions have and what main challenges do they face?


  • From “Just Transition” to an “Eco-Social State”?
    Bela Galgoczi (ETUI)
  • Rethinking Labour and Work in a Degrowth Society from an Ecofeminist Point of View (to be confirmed)
    Anna Saave (University of Jena) and Barbara Muraca (University of Oregon)
  • Multilevel Engagement of Trade Unions with Climate Change Mitigation
    Adrien Thomas (LISER, Luxembourg) and Valeria Pulignano (KU Leuven)

Discussant: Samantha Smith, Director of the Just Transition Centre of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Moderator: Nora Räthzel (University of Umeå, Sweden)