COP23 Germany-OECD side event: Initiating a just transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient future
14 November 2017 - Room 7, Bonn Zone - 15:00-16:30
Initiating a just transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Implications for our societies, economies, infrastructure and policy choices
Germany and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) convened this high-level event and discussed how climate action can support economic growth, while ensuring a socially-inclusive “just transition”.
The event explored the climate and energy related implications of the German G20 presidency for national policies and infrastructure choices in the context of NDCs and long-term strategies. It also highlighted key results of the major OECD report “Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth”.
Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Sergio Bergman, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina
Yasuo Takahashi, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Japan
Anthony Cox, Deputy Director, OECD Environment Directorate
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Adnan Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) (invited)