28th EEAC Annual Conference, online 27 – 29 October 2020

Over three days from Tuesday 27th October to Thursday 29th October, a diverse mix of experts, academics, councils and policy makers  contributed to the 28th EEAC Annual Conference.

Ireland and the European Union are committed to the transformation to a sustainable, inclusive, thriving net zero economy and society.  This conference focused on how the principles of justice, fairness, equality and equity of a just transition can act as a lever and guide to shape policies and practices to deliver the transformation.  NESC’s recent work on just transition and employment vulnerability  was a valuable input to the days.

What was discussed?

The conference provided a forum for Irish and European colleagues to share perspectives, experiences and practices and develop a common understanding and concrete strategies for making progress. The conference shed light on how other countries are managing the transition process, with special attention paid to managing the impacts of climate policy that might disproportionately impact specific groups in society.

Conference materials:

The Programme

EEAC Annual Conference Report

Video recordings of Webinar I of the 28th EEAC Annual Conference 

Video recordings of Webinar II of the 28th EEAC Annual Conference

Speech by H.E. the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins 

Video recordings of spotlight sessions of the 28th EEAC Annual Conference Part I

A) Just Transition, Vulnerability and policy responses

B) Advising on a Just Transition

C) A just water transition

Video recordings of spotlight sessions of the 28th EEAC Annual Conference Part II

A) Sustainable and Resilient Regions

B) Lessons from The Netherlands (this recording will be updated soon since elements are missing)

C) Finance for a Just Transition

Furthermore information on spotlight session




29 October 2020