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The EU’s Just Transition: three challenges and how to overcome them

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The EU’s ‘Just Transition Mechanism’ proposal has become highly contentious, bringing up issues of redistribution between
countries. It faces three main challenges: overcoming a focus on national allocations; expanding the transition from energy to other sectors; and including the private sector and civil society in the transition. By effectively mainstreaming the idea of a just
transition, the Commission can ensure that the current proposal not only becomes less sensitive, but also more effectively supports a fair shift to a zero-carbon society.

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