Climate policies focused exclusively on environmental objectives, ignoring the social dimension, risk undermining decarbonisation policies and the transition to a green economy. On the contrary, a socially just climate policy can reduce social injustices both nationally and globally. How can we design and implement ambitious climate policies that produce social welfare?
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Romania had on the 18th of March the online debate "Transition to a green economy and social justice - what kind of climate policies?" during which, the FES publication “Climate Action. Socially. Just. A handbook of arguments in favor of a fair and ecological society” was launched.
How can we promote the energy transition and expand renewables on a large scale in a fair way? How can we transform mobility by increasing the quality of life? How can we decarbonise the economy without endangering the well-being of workers in fossil fuel-based sectors? We have discussed all these issues with our guests.
The event took place in Romanian and English, with simultaneous translation.