Legislating for just transition: Comparative perspectives
On 1 September 2023 the DCU Centre for Climate and Society hosted a seminar on just transition featuring Vilja Johansson, a doctoral researcher at the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Eastern Finland. Vilja spoke about her comparative research on the legal application of just transition in four climate change laws, comparing the Irish approach to the practices in Scotland, Spain and South Africa.
Following her talk, three speakers shared perspectives from their work on just transition in Ireland.
· Dr Louise Fitzgerald, Assistant Professor, DCU School of Law and Government
· Dr Jeanne Moore, Policy Analyst, National Economic and Social Council
· Sadhbh O’ Neill, Climate Campaign Coordinator, Friends of the Earth
The event took place from 11.30am - 1.00pm in Room E203, DCU St Patrick's Campus.
This seminar was supported by the Jean Monnet Network The European Green Deal: Governing the EU’s Transition towards Climate Neutrality and Sustainability (GreenDeal-NET).
Vilja Johansson is a doctoral researcher at the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Eastern Finland. Her research explores the evolving legal practices within just transition governance in international and comparative law.