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Breakout: Just Transformations

Breakout: Just Transformations
11 Juni, 2020

Breakout: Just Transformations

DATE: 17th of June 2020

TIME: 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM (CEST)

Breakout Session

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Making just transformations possible: it’s identity, stupid!

One pressing challenge for modern societies is a transition to a carbon-neutral economy. This task requires a system-wide change, as markets alone will not be able to sufficiently address the complexities of the intertwined environmental degradation and social inequality. A political framework is needed that ensures economic systems operating in the public interest and don’t leave individuals and whole areas left behind. 

This means that a just transition agenda must also focus on addressing the political dimension of structural changes, by giving people a voice in crucial political decisions and a vision for their personal future and that of their communities. This interactive session will explore examples of how communities are dealing with COVID-19 and how to harness this momentum to increase a population’s social capital in the rebuilding of local economies, while strengthening the sense of belonging and social cohesion.

Transformation

Creating
a sustainable recovery & just transition agenda

Renewing the parameters of innovative, carbon-neutral, digital and globalised economies that foster welfare, social equity and social mobility

The Speakers

Senior Fellow at the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue
Head of the KfW Berlin office and Policy Fellow at Das Progressive Zentrum
Legislative Director of the BlueGreen Alliance
Senior Policy Advisor at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)
Director of Studies and Policy at Foundation for European Progressive Studies
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