Can the shift to a green energy future in Asia be just and equitable?

We are seeing that the climate crisis is on the rise around the world. Floods, droughts, wildfires, and typhoons are affecting more and more people and impacting the most vulnerable – those who have done the least to cause it. Without climate justice, there won’t be social justice.

To limit global warming in order to slow down climate change, a transition towards a low-carbon development model is needed – especially in Asia, where over half of the global emissions come from and is expected to rise even further.
But how can we shift to renewable energy and leave no one behind? What does a Just Transition look like for coal workers, communities, the transport sector, entrepreneurs, women, marginalized groups, and many others impacted by these changes?
Be a part of the conversation with leading experts from governments, businesses, think tanks, the labour movement, and national and international organizations on September 9 at 10am ICT at our virtual “Just Transition Forum in Asia“.

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AGENDA

Bangkok Time (UTC +7)

10:00 – 10:10 (05:00 – 05:10)
Welcome remarks by FES

10:10 – 11:00 (05:10 – 06:00)
Panel discussion I
Setting the scene – the energy transition in Asia

11:00 – 11:10 (06:00 – 06:10)
Coffee Break & Market-place

11:10 – 12:10 (06:10 – 07:10)
Transformation labs 1: A Just Energy Transition

12:10 – 12:25 (07:10 – 07:25)
Coffee Break

12:25 – 13:25 (07:25 – 08:25)
Transformation labs 2: Experiences from the ground

13:25 – 13:55 (08:25 – 08:55)
Lunch Break

13:55 – 14:10 (08:55 – 09:10)
Keynote Address
Samantha Smith, Director, Just Transition Centre, International Trade Unions Congress

14:10 – 14:55 (09:10 – 09:55)
Panel discussion II: Asia’s new agenda for just transition in the post-COVID world

14:55 – 15:10 (09:55 – 10:10)
Coffee Break & Open Space

15:10 – 16:10 (10:10 – 11:10)
Transformation labs 3: Just Transition as a guiding principle to a low carbon society

16:10 – 16:15 (11:10 – 11:15)
Short Break

16:15 – 17:00 (11:15 – 12:00)
Closing discussion: “Green and just! How the energy transition can become a vehicle for social progress”

17:00 (12:00)
End of Conference

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