02. May 2023The Just Transition Toolbox for Coal Regions — Knowledge needs in the South-East-Asian context

Presentation of the Just Transition Toolbox for Coal Regions will take place on the 10th of May 2023.

09:00 – 10:30 CEST // 14:00 – 15:30 SAST

The global energy transition away from coal to renewable energy will have economic and social effects in coal regions in developing and emerging countries, threating local livelihoods, economic activities and jobs, but also holding opportunities for sustainable, low carbon development. Regional decision makers play a decisive role in steering the transition and developing locally adapted solutions. But often they lack capacities and knowledge of how to best support the transition process.


Against this background, the  Wuppertal Institute  has developed the Just Transition Toolbox for coal regions, a comprehensive compendium of experiences and good practices with references and links to existing handbooks, tools and guidelines. It builds on the previous work of the Secretariat of the EU Initiative for coal regions in transition (CRIT) and vast knowledge from a diverse range of stakeholders across the globe. 


As an introduction into the expert exchange, the toolbox will be briefly presented to give practitioners an overview of the guidance material, which is already available. Then practitioners from coal regions globally will present examples of their regions and discuss the challenges, which they are still facing in the future.


About the project:

The Just Energy Transition in Coal Regions – Interregional Platform (JET-CR Platform) forms part of the project Innovation Regions for a Just Energy Transition (IKI JET). The JET-CR Platform is a joint German-EU Project (Joint Action) implemented in eight countries. This project aims to make a substantial contribution to accelerating the transition away from a coal based, unsustainable energy system towards a net zero emission and climate resilient energy system, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from coal use, while ensuring environmental protection, inclusive and sustainable economic development with decent employment opportunities along with social protection in selected coal regions in Asia, Africa and Latin America.