Datum en tijd:
20 november 2023 15:30 - 17:00 uur
In person at the Amsterdam Law School and online
Professor Chiara Armeni, Université libre de Bruxelles, will be discussing her new paper exploring the multiple and intersectional inequalities arising from the climate transition. Could focusing on the role of law strengthen legal rights and processes to support a more integrated framework for social-environmental justice under the European Green Deal?
The climate crisis shapes and is shaped by inequalities. This nexus takes the justice implications of tackling the crisis at the forefront of the European agenda. The 2019 European Green Deal sets the direction for achieving the EU’s climate neutrality target enshrined in the European Climate Law while ‘ensuring that no one is left behind’. In this framework, a just transition is presented as a condition of the EU net zero ambition. However the nexus between the social and environmental justice component of the climate transition requires closer investigation. This paper will explore the multiple and intersectional inequalities arising from the climate transition and assess what approaches to justice shape the legal framework implementing the European Green Deal. Focusing on the role of law, the paper argues that strengthening legal rights and processes could support a more integrated framework for social-environmental justice under the European Green Deal.
This paper builds from the speaker’s previous research on the conceptual understanding of justice and the space for citizens’ participation within the EU Just Transition Mechanism. (What justice? The scope for public participation in the European Union Just Transition - Kluwer Law Online).
Additional information: https://www.uva.nl/en/shared-content/subsites/amsterdam-centre-for-european-law-and-governance/en/events/2023/11/armeni.html?origin=yiD0tqAUS6W8WVuh7rCWcg