Bold Business Commitments to a Just Transition

November 7, 2018, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

This September, the business community took center stage at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, with many companies announcing ambitious new commitments to reinforce and enhance their contributions to scaling up climate action and ensuring that it is inclusive. A “just transition” has two parts: first, managing the impacts on workers and communities of the transition away from high carbon industries and sectors; and second, making sure that climate action both improves existing jobs and creates new, good jobs in low- or zero-carbon sectors. The just transition, which is included in the Paris Agreement, was a critical theme of the Global Climate Action Summit and will be central to COP 24 in Poland. This session will showcase real-life business examples of just transition and inclusive climate action.

Session Speakers

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Kate Gordon

Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy

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Virginia Dundas

Lead Sustainability Advisor

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Kelly Gallo


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