This year’s Forum brings together deep, rich and challenging conversations on two of the most pressing issues of our time; climate change and Covid 19.

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As the world’s climate warms at an unprecedented rate the resultant impacts will be felt most by communities that have contributed the least to global carbon emissions. On top of this, we find that often these same communities are facing the worst experiences in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of the COP 26 Summit being held in Glasgow in November, this 2nd World Forum on Climate Justice will provide an opportunity to examine, discuss and debate how to ensure equity and justice as core values on the road to developing climate just and sustainable solutions for the benefit of all of humanity and not just the privileged few. We hope to inspire and motivate by bringing together some of the brightest minds from across different regions of the world – global thought leaders, Indigenous activists, representatives from academia, government and industry, to help shape the road map to recovery, building resilience and preventing catastrophic devastation to the lives and livelihoods of many thousands of people.

IIASA Researcher Caroline Zimm will present the new IIASA Strategic Initiative project on 'Just Transitions to net-zero carbon emission for all (JustTRans4ALL)' in a paper session on


Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 10:45am-12:15pm CEST

Paper Session - Towards a just Transition A

Session Chair: Prof. James Goodman, Social and Political Sciences  University 

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: A theoretical framework for just transitions scenarios to net zer-carbon emissions, Dr Caroline Zimm, International Institute For Applied Systems Analysis 

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: From ‘Carbon Democracy’ to ‘Climate Democracy? Prof. James Goodman, Professor, Social and Political Sciences University

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Justice in benefitting from carbon removal, Mr. Hanna Schübel, University of Fribourg 

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM : Q&A

The full program is available online.

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