Transitioning to a greener economy and society requires a holistic transformation. The international community has already taken bold steps towards sustainable transition, targeting mainly green technology, environmentally friendly industry and transport and cleaner air. Some regional blocs and countries have announced Green Deal packages to commit themselves and encourage other parts of the world to join the effort towards sustainable pathways. The European Union’s Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050, turning environmental challenges into opportunities that would enable a just and inclusive transition for all. Republic of Korea also presented its ambitious Green New Deal to boost the economy and protect the environment at the same time.
Bearing this in mind, green transition, especially in the post-COVID 19 pandemic economy, would be only achieved through ensuring perspectives on a just, inclusive and sustainable society in all solutions and approaches. When countries around the world strive to build forward better, policies that accelerate climate action are expected to contribute to thriving and resilient communities where no one is left behind. In this regard, this webinar will help participants to understand the climate aspects of the global move on green transition. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to take stock of an important issue of just transition which needs to be reflected in all levels of government policy to achieve a truly sustainable development for all.
- Raise awareness on a just, inclusive and green transition;
- Understand the linkage between policy actions for successful green transition and achieve the sustainable development goals for all;
- Expand networks and identify partners with expertise to assist governments to improve their practices.
The virtual session will be hosted via Zoom and will be conducted as a panel discussion facilitated by a moderator, with a time dedicated for discussion with the audience.
It is hosted in the form of a 3-panelist virtual roundtable discussion.
- Municipal Political Leadership and Management
- Officials from Government Departments
- Professionals from Professional Organisations
- Lecturers from Academic Institutions