Just Transition Initiative
Solutions to Secure an Inclusive and Sustainable Future
To address the challenges of climate change, countries will continue to transition away from emissions-intensive energy sources and take steps to build more resilient communities and economies. The importance of achieving a just transition in the face of this transformational change has grown in recent years as both the disruptive impacts of a changing climate and the scope and scale of the necessary transformation come more clearly into focus. Despite the growing recognition of its importance, very few resources are available to countries, investors, civil society, and international development institutions seeking to achieve a just transition.
About the Project
The Just Transition Initiative is a new partnership project developed by the CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to investigate how to achieve a just transition through the transformational change necessary to address climate change.
The collaborative effort will
- conduct a systematic analysis of the various understandings and components of a just transition;
- conduct case studies to inform best practices; and
- foster a community of stakeholders and scholars engaging in this space.
The objective is to create a public platform of resources and guidance for a just transition in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
This multi-year project will create policy recommendations and strategies informed by case study analysis, consultations, and literature review. It will also identify the variances and gaps—in both the conceptual and practical understanding—of a just transition and facilitate knowledge sharing and partnerships among stakeholders and scholars.
This project is made possible by support from Climate Investment Funds.
All content by Just Transition Initiative
Just Transitions: Environmental Remediation
Podcast Episode by Sandeep Pai — April 4, 2022
The Battle for Coal at COP26
Commentary by Nikos Tsafos — November 15, 2021
Just Transitions: Focusing on South Africa and India
Podcast Episode by Sandeep Pai — November 1, 2021
Just Transitions in Coal Dependent Communities
Event by Sandeep Pai , Joseph Majkut , André de Ruyter , Hameda Deedat , Mafalda Duarte , and Hugh Searight — October 28, 2021
Understanding Just Transitions in Coal-Dependent Communities
Report by Sandeep Pai , Ian Barlow , Mary Margaret Allen , Kira O'Hare , Hugh Searight , Rahul Madhusudanan , and Mike Ward — October 28, 2021
Working toward a Just Transition for Coal Communities
Commentary by Ben Cahill and Sandeep Pai — September 27, 2021
COP26: The Perfect Opportunity for Latin America and the Caribbean to Champion a Just Transition to Net Zero
Commentary by Leonardo Beltran — August 3, 2021
Worker’s Voice and Investing in a Just Transition: The Fonds de Solidarité FTQ
Commentary by Andre Almeida Santos and David Wood — June 25, 2021
Just Transitions: A Just Green Recovery from Covid-19
Podcast Episode by Ben Cahill — June 21, 2021
A Just Green Recovery from Covid-19
Brief by Ben Cahill , Mary Margaret Allen , Hugh Searight , and Rahul Madhusudanan — May 25, 2021