October 5-6, 2021 | Climate Change
Developing a Framework for a Just and Equitable International Transition for Fossil Fuel Production
Awareness is growing of the need to align the production of coal, oil, and gas with global climate and sustainable development goals. A globally just transition from the fossil-fuel system currently underpinning the global economy will require significant international coordination and cooperation. This is the first of several dialogues to explore existing efforts and opportunities to enhance global cooperation and collective action to align production with the Paris Agreement’s climate goal of limiting warming to below 1.5°C.
The Stanley Center for Peace and Security and the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative are co-organizing this virtual workshop with the following objectives:
- Establishing a comprehensive common understanding of the science, international political, economic, and social drivers of the global fossil fuel sectors–and the implications of a 1.5°C-aligned global fossil fuel production phase out.
- Identifying critical just transition and equity implications at the community, company, and country levels. From this, we will explore safety nets for production phase down, new economies and sectors, as well as justice and redistribution for challenging social and political conditions–as elements of a just and equitable transition from fossil fuel production internationally.
- Examining interventions and gaps at the international level, what impacts are they bringing about, what’s missing and needs more work, as well as making key connections and linkages. The group will then take forward key questions, messages and engagement based on dialogue about an international framework that emerges from the workshop.
This discussion will gather 20-30 participants representing key points of view in efforts to advance the transition away from fossil fuel production at the international level.
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