Climate action. Socially. Just.

We urgently need a bold climate policy. For such a policy to be successful and sustainable in the long run, it needs to be socially just.

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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.


  • 10.30 Welcome from the organizers, Juliane Schulte, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Romania
  • 10.40 Arguments in favor of a fair and environmentally friendly society, Sonja Schirmbeck, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Berlin
  • 10.55 Climate policy and fair transition - challenges at European level, Sebastien Storme, Just Transition Center, International Trade Union Confederation
  • 11.10 How to decarbonize the Romanian economy - challenges and solutions, Alexandru Mustață, Bankwatch Romania
  • 11.25 Discussions
  • 12.00 Closing of the event

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Acţiune climatică. Justă. Social

Un manual de argumente in favoarea unei societăţi echitabile şi ecologice
Bucharest, 2021

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