The success of an ambitious EU climate target for 2040 depends on a just transition
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The success of an ambitious EU climate target for 2040 depends on a just transition

The European Commission has proposed an ambitious target of a 90% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. SOLIDAR stresses that a bold vision for climate action should go hand in hand with the thorough planning and implementation of an equally strong and forward-looking policy framework for a just transition that fosters social justice…

SOLIDAR co-signs a joint letter calling to support the consideration for social and due diligence aspects under the ESPR
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SOLIDAR co-signs a joint letter calling to support the consideration for social and due diligence aspects under the ESPR

In this letter, SOLIDAR, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and other partners call on EU Member States and the Council to support the provisions concerning social and due diligence dimensions within the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR), which were approved with a large majority by the European Parliament in July 2023. Ecodesign is an approach…

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…

“Protect, strengthen, prepare”: The Belgian Presidency’s priorities outlined
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“Protect, strengthen, prepare”: The Belgian Presidency’s priorities outlined

With the slogan “protect, strengthen, prepare” Belgium takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The land of Manneken Pis will hold the Presidency in the first half of 2024, from 1 January to 30 June and has identified 6 general priorities that will guide its Presidency: In the field of Education…

Build Better Lives Campaign
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Build Better Lives Campaign

Together with more than 60 other organisations, SOLIDAR has joined the Build Better Lives campaign and co-signed the declaration “Better buildings today, for better lives tomorrow!”, which calls on policy makers to ensure that Europe’s buildings provide the foundation for an inclusive, fair and just energy transition that puts people first. The Energy Performance of…

Civil society organisations strategize on a social and ecological transition ahead of the 2024 European Elections
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Civil society organisations strategize on a social and ecological transition ahead of the 2024 European Elections

As the EU prepares for the upcoming European Parliament elections, representatives from diverse civil society organisations (CSOs) across Europe came together to discuss emerging issues and narratives for Europe to ensure a just social and ecological transition. The Civil Society Forum is a space for CSOs and other stakeholders from across Europe to come together and exchange views on the…

Just4all, a new project to bridge Adult Education to Just Transition, launches in Brussels
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Just4all, a new project to bridge Adult Education to Just Transition, launches in Brussels

The kick-off meeting, which was hosted by SOLIDAR on 15 and 16 of November, brought together 15 participants from seven partners implementing the project including SOLIDAR, consortium leader, the European Association for Adult Education (EAEA), the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), Arbetarnas bildningsförbund (ABF), Ireland’s National Adult Learning Organisation (AONTAS), the Center for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology…

Latest Oxfam report confirms that climate action and social justice are two sides of the same coin
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Latest Oxfam report confirms that climate action and social justice are two sides of the same coin

Oxfam’s new report, Climate Equality: A planet for the 99%, was published on 20 November 2023 and examines the causes and consequences of carbon inequality and the disproportionate impact of the super-rich, dubbed the ‘polluter elite’. Marginalised communities and people in vulnerable socio-economic situations are the most affected by the impacts of climate change and…