COP26 Forum: Just Transition for ALL?


8 November 2021, 10.00–12.00 | Cineworld, 7 Renfrew St. Glasgow (Screen 6)

The forum will focus on 3 of the 5 COP26 Presidency themes Nature, Energy and Transport and will be delivered by 5 eminent speakers from around the world.

The transition to a global zero emissions by 2050 will require transformational change beyond the energy sector. It is not only the workers whose jobs and livelihoods that are at direct risk from climate crisis or climate interventions, that face uncertain futures. It is when wider society benefits from well-planned and inclusive just transition mechanisms – generating sustainable jobs and opportunities, that we will truly tackle the consequences of dirty energy and generate a meaningful transition to a cleaner, greener world.

An inclusive social dialogue and widely accepted community vision are essential to achieve ambitious goals - we cannot leave anybody behind!

The objective of the forum is to demonstrate the opportunities that a just transition can bring to the workers in the affected sectors as well as the entire community and to present the tools and inspire actions that governments, businesses and civil society individuals can take.

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Professor Tim Benton

Professor Tim Benton leads the Energy, Environment and Resources programme at Chatham House.

He joined Chatham House in 2016 as a distinguished visiting fellow, when he was also dean of strategic research initiatives at the University of Leeds.

From 2011-2016 he was the “champion” of the UK’s Global Food Security programme which was a multi-agency partnership of the UK’s public bodies (government departments, devolved governments and research councils) with an interest in the challenges around food.

He has worked with UK governments, the EU and G20. He has been a global agenda steward of the World Economic Forum, and is an author of the IPCC’s Special Report on Food, Land and Climate (2019), and the UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment.

Mira Kapfinger

Mira Kapfinger is co-founder and campaigner of the global network Stay Grounded. The network with more than 170 member organisations globally campaigns for a reduction of aviation and its negative impacts and for a just mobility system that works for all. In February 2021, Stay Grounded and the UK Trade Union PCS published the Discussion Paper "A Rapid and Just Transition of Aviation. Shifting towards climate-just mobility". This paper is result of a collective writing process by people active in the climate justice movement, workers in the aviation sector, trade unionists, indigenous communities and academics from around the world. It aims to spark debates and encourage concrete transition plans by states, workers and companies.

Mira holds a Masters degree in Environmental and Bioresource Management from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria (BOKU). She is involved in the climate justice movement for many years and has previously worked in environmental education and communication.

Patryk Białas

Patryk Białas is an urban activist and campaigner. He is the leader of the urban movement BoMiasto and is one of the founders of the Silesian Climate Movement. He is also the director of the Centre for Innovation and Expertise at the Europe-Centrum Science and Technology Park in Katowice.

He was leader of Katowice Smog Alert for years. Patryk Białas has worked for many years in the fields of regional development and the commercialisation and transfer of technology. His areas of interest include the green economy, air quality improvement, renewable energy and energy efficiency in buildings. Since 2019, Patryk has served as a Katowice city councillor.

Erik Dalhuijsen

Erik Dalhuijsen is petroleum engineer, climate change activist, sustainability engineer and an avid ocean sailor. His career so far has ranged from technical and integrated petroleum developments, Carbon Capture and Storage, energy and sustainability analysis and implementation, to climate change awareness as co-founder of Aberdeen Climate Action.

A Dutch national living in the European oil-centre of Aberdeen, he is well-versed in societal dimensions of industry “dips”, playing out since 2014 but now about to slide off the cliff.

“The urgent energy and societal transition as now required, may be seen as a highly cross-linked revolution. A Just Transition seems fundamental to this revolution remaining bloodless, yet still successful.”

Jannata (Egi) Giwangkara

Egi is part of ClimateWorks’ Indonesian team, responsible for assessing opportunities and acting as a trusted advisor to stakeholders.

The team also enhance ClimateWorks’ understanding of policy and the economic landscape in the Indonesian region. Egi leads projects in energy policy, power sector transformation, low carbon development and supports business development.

He has previously worked for the Indonesian-based energy think tank Institute for Essential Services Reform as an energy transformation program manager.

A graduated from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) with a Bachelors in Applied Climatology and held a Masters in Energy, Sustainability and Environment from the University of Auckland. He has also been a climate reality leader since 2014, when he was trained in Australia.



Chair: Špela Bandelj Ruiz is Program and Engagement Manager for The Climate Reality Project Europe. In her role she provides opportunities for leadership roles to the Climate Reality network and is working on programmes connected to just transition and climate justice. She also works for the branch’s host organisation, Greenpeace CEE, on a European collaboration project. Her involvement in regional Greenpeace campaigns has given her valuable experience in project management. She is also a trained facilitator. She previously worked as a coordinator at the Centre for Energy Solutions in Ljubljana. Špela holds a master’s degree from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana.

Host: Frank Colenso has been a Climate Reality Leader since July 2020 and is supporting the Climate Reality’s Path to Glasgow 2021. Actively involved in the climate change movement since 2014, a founder member and lead of “Project Purple”, a community project in Hovingham, North Yorkshire with the ambition to be climate neutral in the 2030’s.

Address: Cineworld – SCREEN 6, Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3AB

The venue is a leisurely 9 minute walk from Glasgow Central Station or a short 10 minute taxi ride from the SEC.

By train Queen Street station is the nearest to the cinema.

By bus Buchanan bus station is the nearest to the cinema.

By car The cinema is located close to Buchanan bus station, Royal Concert Hall and Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre.

Parking Concert Square public Car Park is opposite the cinema.
700 Spaces available.

Light refreshments will be available

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