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Supporting just transitions in Canada and Germany

The Canada-Germany Energy Partnership, an initiative between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, and Natural Resources Canada, will hold a virtual study presentation and discussion on the topic of just transition and sustainable jobs on November 2. The event follows the recent publication of the study “Supporting just transitions in Canada and Germany” which aims to contribute to a better understanding of the challenges of the energy transition, analysing Germany’s sixty-year experience in managing the decline of its once 600,000-workers-strong coal industry and highlighting key lessons learned for policy-makers.

The lessons drawn from this decline as well as from the policy measures and strategies employed are useful for policy-makers in Canada and other countries, who work on coal phase-out or the transformation of other traditional energy sectors. The workshop will present findings of the study and discuss how to support a just transition in Canada and Germany with a panel of Canadian and German experts and practitioners.

Presenters and panelists are: – Jens Honnen, adelphi – Duane Bratt, Mount Royal University – Laura Cameron, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) – Luisa Da Silva, Iron & Earth – Sebastian Saule, Economic Development Agency Brandenburg (WFBB) – Nora Stognief, University of Flensburg

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