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COP24: Social innovation to drive just transition of coal regions

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With the carbon costs of travel in mind, key EIT Climate-KIC COP24 session summaries are available online for those who cannot attend—and for review for those present. These summaries aim to extract important debates, dialogues, and learnings from each session.

 

‘Just transition’—interventions needed to secure workers’ jobs and livelihoods as economies shift to sustainable production—is a major topic at this year’s COP in Katowice, Poland. Systemic, cross-sectoral change catalysed by inclusive social innovation might be key to the just transition of carbon intensive regions into green innovation hotbeds, according to the COP24 session “The role of finance in re-inventing coal and carbon intensive regions” which featured EIT Climate-KIC, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Commission (...)

 

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