Saturday, 7 December 2019 | 12.00-13.30 | Chile Pavilion

Social and environmental justice as a trigger of robust ambitious climate action and prosperous future for all

Climate change profoundly affects ecosystems, societies, and people all over the world, especially the most vulnerable. To cope with it relevant simultaneous transformations in diverse fronts are needed and by doing so it is fundamental to ensure it is done in a fair and equitable way. The side event will touch upon on consideration for a just transition from the lens of urban and rural dwellers. FAO and FTA will present a methodology to assess the vulnerability of forests and forest-dependent people, and Climate Strategies will introduce thoughts on impacts of decarbonization on workers in high carbon activities like fossil fuel extraction. A panel including representatives from different constituencies will then explore how social and environmental justice can ground fair ambition in the NDCs.

Welcoming words & facilitation – Julie-Anne-Hogbin, Climate Strategies
Political and frame of the event – Julia Wolf, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Assessing vulnerabilities of forests and forest-dependent people – Peter Minang FTA (ICRAF)
Presentation of the work on the inclusion of just transition in NDCs – Adrian Lauer, Climate Strategies
Discussion Panel

  • Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, CAN International
  • Angelica Beltrán Guerrero, Ambiente y Sociedad, Colombia, CANLA
  • Virginia Young, Griffith University, Australia, CAN
  • Peter J. Glynn, Bond University, Australia
  • Representative from local/regional trade union organisation
  • Representative from Chilean Gov – Matitza or Andres
  • Representative from indigenous group

Wrap up and way forward for the transitions: Final remarks

Organizers: CAN, Climate Strategies, CGIAR-FTA