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Just Transition Platform Meeting

Just Transition Platform Meeting – 15-17 November 2021
Coal Regions in Transition virtual week and Carbon-intensive regions seminars

Event | 15-17 November 2021 | Online

Description

The fourth edition of the Just Transition Platform Meeting – Coal Regions in Transition virtual week and Carbon-intensive regions seminars took place online on 15-17 November 2021.

Like previous editions, this event was co-hosted by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) and Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER).

The meeting gathered stakeholders from EU coal, peat, shale oil and carbon-intensive regions, and delivered a range of thematic sessions, networking options enabling exchange and interaction between Member States, local and regional authorities, non-governmental organisations, business and social partners and EU institutions to learn from one another in the journey towards a just transition to a climate-neutral Europe.

The event provided a space for regions to share their experiences on their journey towards coal phase-out and gave updates on the Just Transition Fund programming negotiations and updates and lessons learnt so far on the preparations of the Territorial Just Transition Plans. The agenda also featured the launch of the Just Transition Platform (JTP) Working Groups on chemicals, steel, cement and horizontal stakeholder strategy.

The event was opened by Director-General Marc Lemaître on behalf of Commissioners Elisa Ferreira (DG REGIO) and Kadri Simson (DG ENER) and closed with a roundtable hosted by Executive Vice-President (EVP) Frans Timmermans, featuring high-level representatives of EU Member States. A multi-level dialogue was also organised by the Committee of the Regions as a side-event on 15 November.

Video recordings

Using the following links, you can watch back the video recordings from the event’s sessions:

Official Opening Session with Commissioners Ferreira and Simson

Launch of JTP Working Groups on carbon-intensive regions

Coal Regions in Transition – updates from the Initiative

Territorial Just Transition Plans: progress and programming outlook

Green hydrogen for coal and carbon intensive regions

Gender dimension of just transition

Tackling methane emissions from unused coalmines

Just transition of carbon-intensive regions: transatlantic dialogue

District heating: Keeping regions sustainably warm

State Aid in the context of Just Transition Mechanism

Energy communities as an opportunity for regions in transition

Smart specialisation in the JTF regions

Technical assistance and transition: Benefits and lessons for the future

High-level roundtable with EVP Timmermans and regional and local representatives

Presentations and materials

Using the links below, you can also download the presentations from the event’s sessions:

Launch of JTP Working Groups on carbon-intensive regions
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Coal Regions in Transition – updates from the Initiative
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Territorial Just Transition Plans: progress and programming outlook
English
Green hydrogen for coal and carbon intensive regions
English
Gender dimension of just transition
English
Tackling methane emissions from unused coalmines
English
Just transition of carbon-intensive regions: transatlantic dialogue
English
District heating: Keeping regions sustainably warm
English
State Aid in the context of Just Transition Mechanism
English
Energy communities as an opportunity for regions in transition
English
Smart specialisation in the JTF regions
English
Technical assistance and transition: Benefits and lessons for the future
English
High-level roundtable with EVP Timmermans and regional and local representatives
English