Canada-Germany Energy Partnership: Virtual Workshop on Just Transition

Zeche Zollverein, Essen

Zeche Zollverein, Essen, © Frank Vinken/Zollverein


The Canada-Germany Energy Partnership between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and Natural Resources Canada cordially invites you to a virtual workshop on the topic of just transition on November 2, 6-8 a.m. (GMT-7) / 2-4 p.m. (in Germany).

The Canada-German Energy Partnership recently published the study Supporting just transitions in Canada and Germany. The study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the challenges in achieving a just transition, analysing Germany’s sixty-year experience in managing the decline of its once 600,000-workers-strong coal industry and highlighting key lessons-learned for policy-makers.

The lessons drawn from this decline as well as from the policy measures and strategies employed are useful for policy-makers in Canada and other countries, who work on the coal phase-out or the transformation of other traditional energy sectors. In the workshop, they will present the findings of the study and discuss how to support a just transition in Canada and Germany with a panel of Canadian and German experts and practitioners – including from Iron & Earth, Mount Royal University and the University of Flensburg.

You can register following this link.

6:00am (GMT-7)
Welcome and introduction
Jens Honnen and Nicolai Pogadl (Energy Partnership Secretariat)
Opening statements by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Presentation: Lessons-learned from Germany’s coal phase-out
Nora Stognief, University of Flensburg
Jens Honnen, adelphi
Q&A session
Panel: Managing a just transition in Canada and Germany

Conclusion and wrap-up
Nicolai Pogadl and Jens Honnen (Energy Partnership Secretariat)

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