In an opinion adopted on October 3rd, 2017 by the Section specialized ” Agriculture(Farming), rural development and environment ” of the European CESE, the reporter Cillian LOHAN clearly makes a reference to the Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights.
This opinion looks at the issues of just transition and climate justice from the perspective of civil society in Europe. It will build on the work done in former opinions but also map new territory in terms of defining what we mean by the concepts of climate justice and just transition in a practical way. Climate justice approaches climate change from the perspective of justice, human rights and the responsibility for climate change by safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable people and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its impacts equitably and fairly.
The opinion aims to strengthen the role of climate justice, not only in the global dimension but also in domestic climate policies. The hearing will explore the added value of applying climate justice in various domestic policy areas in the EU, such as employment policies, agriculture and food, energy and consumer protection. Last but not least, the opinion will also consider the dimension of “intergenerational justice”.
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