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…

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…

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…

The Future of the European Green Deal
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The Future of the European Green Deal

The European Green Deal (EGD) is Europe’s ambitious plan for a sustainable future, and the Civil Society Forum for Sustainability is playing a key role in shaping this future. The policy brief we’re discussing today comes from engaging discussions with more than 60 civil society organisations. These groups came together to build a practical and forward-thinking agenda for…

Just4All – Adult Education for a Just Transition
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Just4All – Adult Education for a Just Transition

WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT? Just4All is an EU-funded initiative promoting a just transition through inclusive and innovative lifelong learning and adult education. The action’soverall objective is to support an inclusive recovery and digital and green transitions in Europe. More specifically, it aims to develop integrated, inclusive, and innovative adult learning and education (ALE) models…

The People’s Green Deal: Citizens’ Participation in Europe’s Sustainability Agenda
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The People’s Green Deal: Citizens’ Participation in Europe’s Sustainability Agenda

A key element of legitimate policymaking is enabling the meaningful participation and deliberation of citizens, amplifying their voices, and ensuring they are heard and reflected in the process. For policies at all levels to be able to tackle real issues and propose effective solutions, citizens and their representatives must be involved through all steps of the policy-making cycle, from agenda-setting…