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A just transition to a low carbon economy – the role of labour and civil society

Beginn:Mi. 14.11.18, 15:40
Adresse:Austria Center Vienna (Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna)
VeranstalterIn:AK Wien, Attac, GLOBAL 2000, PRO-GE, WU
Keynote speaker: Sigrid Stagl, Professor for Ecological Economics, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business).
Short Description of Speaker: Sigrid Stagl is an economist and full professor at WU. Currently she works on institutional arrangements that support sustainable work, developing socio-economic theories of human behaviour and the effects of financialisation on the Environment. Her PhD in the field of Ecological Economics was awarded by RPI in Troy, New York. Before returning to Vienna, she worked at the Universities of Leeds and Sussex. From 2003 to 2009, she served as Vice-President of the European Society for Ecological Economics and from 2009 to 2012 as President. At WU she is the Head of the Institute for Ecological Economics, Deputy Chair of the Department of Socio-Economics, co-founder of the Institute of Economics of Inequality and Program Director of the MSc Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy.

Moderation: Alexandra Strickner, Attac

Sigrid Stagl (WU)
Sylvia Leodolter (AK Wien)
Pablo Solón Romero (Fundación Solón)
Johannes Wahlmüller (GLOBAL 2000)
Susanne Haslinger (PRO-GE)

Short Description of Panelists:
Sylvia Leodolter is head of the department for environment and transport in the Austrian Chamber of Labour (AK).
Pablo Solón is the Director of the Fundación Solón in Bolivia, an NGO engaging in climate issues for many years. He published the book “Systemic Alternatives”, translated into different languages.
Johannes Wahlmüller works as a climate and energy expert in the Austrian NGO GLOBAL 2000 (member of Friends of the Earth). Short Description of Breakout Session:
EU leaders have not only agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% (compared to 1990 levels) by 2030. The EU is also committed to reducing emissions by 80-95% by 2050. The road to a low-carbon economy will have major effects on workers’ jobs, livelihoods and consumption patterns. To minimize hardship, international organisations such as ILO and ITUC make use of the framework of “just transition”. This requires social dialogue and the democratic participation of stakeholders