India Just Transition Center
Enhancing climate action in a just and equitable manner
India stands at a critical juncture on energy transition and climate change discourse. The energy transition is already underway, supported by government policies, technological advancements, industry investments, and a growing public consensus. The discourse on just transition needs to gain momentum simultaneously to compliment the country’s ambition of energy transition and enhance climate change action in an equitable and just manner.
Policy and planning deliberations on just transition, so far, have been primarily shaped by the experiences of fossil fuel transition in countries of the global North. There is very little understanding and evidence on the needs and requirements of a just transition in the developing countries and emerging economies. These countries have their unique set of challenges with respect to timeframe, scale, finance, capacity and preparedness for a just transition.
The India Just Transition Center (IJTC), an initiative of iFOREST, is an endeavour to build on the discourse of just transition in India, and enhance understanding on the issue from a global South perspective. The Centre will provide thought leadership, support implementable policies, promote best practices, and build the capacity of various stakeholders. Through alliances and a South-South collaboration, the Centre will also strive to make the just transition narrative more comprehensive, and geopolitically inclusive at international platforms.
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Role of IJTC
The IJTC will take forward the agenda on just transition in India through a multi-pronged approach. It will:
- Generate and build knowledge on just transition
- Mainstream the idea to build public support
- Foster engagement of various stakeholders at national and subnational levels
- Build policy momentum
- Facilitate strategic planning and financing
- Build on cross-sectoral strategies to expand the scope of just transition
- Build on South-South collaboration
- Influence international policies, action, and financing
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CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
Professor, B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi
Member of Parliament
Member of Parliament
Professor in Practice, Grantham Research Institute, LSE