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"Just transition: change by design, not disaster"

“Just transition: change by design, not disaster” by Climate Reality Europe premieres on September 9.

On September 9, 'Climate Reality Europe' will premiere a brand new short documentary on 'just transition' in Poland (link). The film was produced by Climate Reality Europe in close cooperation with Bo Miasto, a civic society organisation located in the heavily coal-reliant Silesia region.

The film tells the story of a young activist, Gosia Czachowska, who talks to representatives of various social groups, incl. trade unions of miners, entrepreneurs, religious and cultural groups, educators who share a deep concern for the future of Poland and the world in connection with the inevitable energy transformation.

The aim of the film is to build greater awareness of the topic of a just energy transition seen as a social project requiring an inclusive planning process to take full advantage of the opportunities resulting from this systemic change.


More about The Climate Reality Project:

Founded and chaired by Nobel laureate and former U.S. vice president Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is dedicated to catalysing a global solution to the climate crisis.

As Climate Reality Europe, we are a diverse group of close to 4,000 passionate individuals who’ve come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time. We are activists, cultural leaders, organizers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and storytellers trained in climate activism by Al Gore, former Vice President of the US, and committed to building a sustainable future together.

We form a dynamic group of world-changers who are shaping the conversation on climate in Europe and beyond. Together with our regional volunteer coordinators, our branch is implementing activities on the topics of climate emergency, business climate action, just transition, the path to zero, and climate justice.

More about just (energy) transformation:

A just transition is likely one of the greatest opportunities for Poland, especially the heavily coal-reliant Upper Silesia region, to build an thriving and green economy in line with the Paris Agreement objectives.

In a global transformation to a climate-neutral economy, it will be necessary to take action at every decision-making level - from states and local governments, through international business organizations, to individual citizens. In some regions, especially those historically most dependent on fossil fuels such as Poland, the transition to a climate neutral economy will be a particularly significant challenge.

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