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Ensuring a Just Transition to Net-zero Emissions


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Ensuring a Just Transition to Net-zero Emissions

Twelfth episode of the podcast "Green Deal – Big Deal?"


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Achieving carbon neutrality in the EU is more than reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It's also about ensuring that the transition to a sustainable future is fair and equitable. That’s where the idea of Just Transition comes in, with its aim to ensure that no people or regions are left behind.

But what does Just Transition really mean?

In this episode, we dive into the multifaceted nature of Just Transition, covering its environmental, economic, social, and political aspects. Podcast hosts Ricarda Faber and Aaron Best of Ecologic Institute are joined by guests Frank Siebern-Thomas, Head of Fair Green and Digital Transitions, Research Unit in DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, and Ludovic Voet, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation.

Our guests help us explore the concept of Just Transition, unpacking the concept itself and discussing the transition needs of workers and citizens across the EU. Listen in to hear about recent success stories, discover the key challenges, and learn more about the Just Transition policies taking shape in the EU and its Member States.

Listen now

New episodes will be released every month and can be accessed online or streamed on popular podcast platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Google Podcasts or Amazon Music. Check out the website for more information on the podcast and webinar series.

Webinar series

Listening to our podcast is nice, but not enough for you? You are in luck! In addition to the podcast series, we are organizing a series of eight online events, targeting young Europeans aged 18-35. The recordings of our first seven webinars are already available online.

Join us and our invited experts. We are keen to hear your questions, suggestions, and ideas and discuss them together. Are you on board? Sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date with upcoming webinars and podcasts.


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Concept and Content: Aaron Best, Ricarda Faber (Ecologic Institute)
Technical implementation and Communication: Chiara Mazzetti (Ecologic Institute)
Sound: Lena Aebli (Ecologic Institute)
Hosts: Aaron Best, Ricarda Faber
Interview partners: Ludovic Voet (Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation) and Frank Siebern-Thomas (Head of Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission)

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45:37 min
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Climate transition, investment, social inclusion