This report consists of a submission by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment on different elements of the UNFCCC work programme on just transition pathways (JTWP). Agreement on the JTWP at COP27 marked a significant step forward for delivering climate action in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Since COP28, the political profile of the just transition has risen among high-level political actors, decision-makers, and civil society stakeholders.

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and Environment and our new Just Transition Finance Lab welcome the new programme as a strategic tool for mainstreaming social justice throughout climate decision-making at all levels, everywhere. In this submission, we provide views on work to be undertaken, along with possible topics for dialogues, under the JTWP. The submission is a follow-up to Professor Nick Robins’ presentation at the ‘First Annual High-level Ministerial roundtable on just transition’, which was held on 3 December 2023 at COP28 in Dubai.

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