This side event “Carbon Neutrality & Social Transformation: Are We on Track to Arrive at a Justice-based Transition?” will take place during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021, and will explore the policies needed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and the deep transformations required in our economic and social systems.
The event will look at how all sectors of society can address the challenges involved in realising such critical changes during the Decade of Action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will focus on the green recovery process and issues of equity, considering problems such as stranded assets and implications for fossil-fuel rich economies in the developing world. It will also launch a new report by UNU-INRA, which argues for an African green deal as a framework for climate action, building forward better and enabling an effective recovery from COVID-19 and its impacts.
The event is organized by the UN University (UNU) Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), the UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UN DESA), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC), and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat.
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date: 6 July 2021
time: 07:30–09:00 EDT