SDG Conference: Exciting Sessions on Just Transition

Friday 10th February offers some very exciting sessions on ‘Just Trensition’:

SDG-konferansen UIB
SDG-konferansen UIB*
Moderator: Sofie Høgestøl

08:30-09:45 Session 4: The key role of business in securing a just transition

The contribution of business is necessary to move away from the very certain path to a very uncertain future that we are currently on. Yet business in aggregate is responsible for exploitation of people, destruction of the environment and undermining of the economic bases for well-functioning societies. Despite increasing awareness of the need to ensure the contribution of business to sustainability, positive change appears still to be incremental. What changes must take place for European businesses to play their part? How can we move from talk to a fundamental transition across global value chains? Which actors need to be involved?

Panel discussion:

Beate Sjåfjell, Professor Dr Juris at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
Mette Grangaard Lund, Technical officer, Green jobs and Just Transition, ILO
Idar Kreutzer CEO of Finance Norway
09:45-10:00 Break


10:00-11:15 Session 5: The how of just transformation

The current economic system has proven its merits when it comes to generating economic activity and wealth. Still, the inequality both between and within countries are increasing rapidly, both when it comes to economic income and facing the environmental consequences of unchecked economic growth. How can we address the fundamental flaw of capitalism when it comes to redistributing wealth between rich and poor?  Which practices and institutional arrangements are sustaining the raise in inequality and what can we do about it? What is the role of trade unions and civil society organisations in furthering the agenda of a truly just transformation that challenges the dominating neo-liberal agenda?


Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Ag. Executive Director, Makerere Institute for Social Research, Makerere University
Katja Hujo, Senior Research Coordinator, UN Research Institute for Social Development
Panel discussion:

Katja Hujo, Senior Research Coordinator, UN Research Institute for Social Development
Mark Taylor, Researcher II, Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, Oslo
Anja Bakken Riise, Executive Director, Future in our hands

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