In their own words, climate Justice Alliance describes the framework as:
‘Just Transition is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. This means approaching production and consumption cycles holistically and in a waste-free way. The transition itself must be just and equitable, redressing past harms and creating new relationships of power for the future through reparations. If the process of transition is not just, the outcome will never be. Just Transition describes both where we are going and how we get there.’
Let us walk through this dynamic new time together. Learn more about WNPJ’s role in this process.
Five Fundamentals of Just Transition
- Just Transition is a transition to a regenerative economy from our current extractive and exploitative one.
- Just Transition requires the redress of past harms and to make reparations moving forward.
- Just Transition is initiated locally and therefore will look different in different communities.
- Just Transition grounds in +Buen Vivir +Meaningful Work +Self Determination +Redistribution of Resources and Power
- Just Transition grounds in +Regenerative Ecological Economics +Culture and Tradition +Local, Regional, National and International Solidarity +What We Need Now
We live in unprecedented times of extreme climate chaos, devastating social and economic injustice, and pervasive militarism and imperialism. At times, it is overwhelming to think of the massive shifts needed for us to survive as a species. And yet, collectively we must create the unimaginable. None of us can do it alone. We need each other and we each have a part to play.
This transformation requires us to ground in a principled vision and intentionally put it into daily practice. This transformative resistance has been emerging from the most impacted communities for a long time. What they are offering is a framework with values to help everyone. WNPJ is committed to using the Just Transition framework created by the Climate Justice Alliance as we move forward.