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Exported Toxicity:The EU’s Banned Pesticides in South Africa
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Case Study | Exported Toxicity:The EU’s Banned Pesticides in South Africa

The European Union has banned highly hazardous pesticides from agriculture within its borders, due to their proven, or strongly suspected toxicity to human health, biodiversity, and the environment. Nevertheless, such pesticides are still being produced by some EU Member States and exported to third countries, such as South Africa, through globalised production channels. The Women…

A Global Just Transition that leaves no one behind…EU borders
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A Global Just Transition that leaves no one behind…EU borders

“Developing countries produce raw materials and agricultural products for the Global North, often at the expense of local indigenous communities and small farmers. Lithium, crops, grains, are often produced by them at the cost of indigenous and local communities. They export crude oil but must buy gasoline.” Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme…

An EU policy framework for a just transition as a blueprint for social and economic transformation
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An EU policy framework for a just transition as a blueprint for social and economic transformation

In December 2023, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted the Exploratory Opinion “Advancing the EU’s just transition policy framework: what measures are necessary” at the request of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, whose priorities include the promotion of a just transition. SOLIDAR welcomes this Opinion and urges policymakers to use…

Organising for a Just Transition to a climate friendly and fair economy
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Organising for a Just Transition to a climate friendly and fair economy

Education is a key enabler for a Just Transition to a sustainable economy. It has the potential for fostering behavioral change and collective action, cultivating green skills, accelerating climate literacy, and building communities’ resilience and adaptive capacity.  Target 4.7 of SDG4 aims to ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote…

A Just Transition For the Global South
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A Just Transition For the Global South

How to strengthen the collective power of civil society, trade unions and politics in order to achieve a just and democratic green transition for the Global South?  Learning from alliances and movements in the Philippines and South Africa, the Olof Palme International Center’s publication “A Just Transition for the Global South” provides elements to answer this fundamental…