NAVIGATE-CHIPS Stakeholder workshop on climate policy and just transition

16 June 2022, Paris

Find the workshop report here.

Over the next decades, societies will be subject to large transformations related to climate change mitigation policies. These transformations will have differential effects in different locations as well as in different societal groups, with the poor likely to experience the worst consequences. In turn, this raises issues of the societal acceptability of mitigation policies and of the possibility of compensation of transformation costs through transfers. The workshop will highlight the distributive impacts of mitigation policies in the context of human development at different levels of global warming and along different socioeconomic pathways. However, increasing capture of spatial and social heterogeneity in a rich scenario space also increases the complexity of research results and consequently the hurdle for their use by stakeholders. An exchange with stakeholders ensuring transparency, usability and applicability of research outcomes becomes ever more crucial. The objective of this workshop was to present results from the NAVIGATE and CHIPS projects pertaining to the impact of climate mitigation policies on inequality, poverty and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The workshop also aimed at establishing a dialogue with stakeholders on how to convey and disseminate research results on those issues. Identifying relevant aspects of mitigation policies and their impact was a key question in this dialogue.


9:30-9:45 Welcome and introduction

Objective of the morning: present preliminary results from the projects, discuss them and gather feedback and questions.

9:45-11:00 Session 1: Mitigation policies: inequality and acceptability (CHIPS)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Session 2: Distributive effects of mitigation policies (NAVIGATE)

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Objective of the afternoon: discuss the use of the results for stakeholders, policy implications, and ways to communicate and disseminate the results to best serve stakeholders’ needs.

14:00-15:00 Group work “Policy relevant results on distributional issues”

Focus group structured around a set of questions to reflect on the implications of the results from the projects, the potential avenues to communicate the results and disseminate them.

15:00-15:15 Report back

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:45 Panel and general discussion

Panel: Antoine Godin (AFD), Félix Mailleux (European Trade Union Confederation), Quentin Parrinello (Oxfam), Brian Walsh (World Bank)

16:45-17:00 Conclusion