Just Transition Initiative

Driving solutions for a more inclusive and sustainable future

Climate action that supports affected workers and communities.

With climate change posing unprecedented threats to the planet and society, there is a growing focus on just transitions to help achieve the economic and social changes necessary to meet climate and sustainable development goals, while protecting workers and communities and ensuring a more socially-equitable distribution of benefits and risks.

What is "Just Transition"?

Upcoming Event:

Just Transitions: Frameworks and Finance

9am - 11am EST


Why We Need a Just Rural Transition

The urgently needed transformations in food and land-use systems to address and adapt to climate change must meaningfully engage food producers and rural communities by placing justice, equity, and rural livelihoods at the center of their efforts

Climate Finance Shaped by the People, for the People

Concessional finance could prove critical for just transitions in developing countries. Multilateral climate funds, with their range of tried and tested financial tools, could help drive a new wave of investments that put people at the center of a net-zero economy.


Pathways for Just Transitions

Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to the planet, requiring rapid economic and social transformations that will affect workers and...

All Analysis

The Just Transition Initiative is a partnership project developed by the Energy Security & Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to investigate how to achieve a just transition through the transformational changes necessary to address climate change. Learn more.