February 21, 2020 10:30 am-12:30 pm
How can grantmakers continue to support a just transition in Southern California? This convening will bring together multiple perspectives from the environmental movement to share stories of success and reflect on what’s needed in order to bring the vision of a just transition into being. Given the complexity and diversity of social, economic and environmental forces at play, this session will weave together multiple issues including strategies to move towards a regenerative economy and with an orientation towards community engagement and ownership in the process. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from speakers with expertise in this area, engage in a group dialog, and split up into smaller groups for a more focused conversation. After the formal program, we invite you to continue informal conversations over lunch, which will be served.
According to the Climate Justice Alliance,
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 waste-free. 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.
In addition, a recent report from USC PERE notes that “transitioning is also an opportunity to include those who have historically been excluded from the jobs and economic benefits of the extractive economy and expand the populations who have access to future jobs and economic opportunities.