Baltic Regional Meeting on Climate Justice
March 18, 2022 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The findings from the 6th assessment report of the IPCC and the increased frequency of climate change-related extreme weather events have highlighted that the world needs a scaled up and rapid transition towards decarbonised economy on a global scale.
In addition, other crucial environmental support systems are equally under threat with biodiversity loss, land degradation and the impact of chemical pollutants arriving at dangerous - and in some cases irreversible - levels.
To address these issues at both the global and the European level a broad shift, which covers policies in energy and transport systems but also issues such as tax reforms, digitalisation and regional and urban governance, is necessary.
To ensure that such a shift can materialise and enjoy the support of the people that are meant to implement it, policies need to be designed and communicated in a way that foregrounds justice and fairness. The current spike in energy prices and its impact on energy poverty across Europe make this need for a just transition even more pressing.
The meeting responds to the need to urgently develop and communicate a vision of just environmental and climate politics by bringing together researchers, progressive policymakers and foundations from the Nordic and Baltic regions and the European level.