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Building back greener and fairer: education and action for a just transition :: The Third Generation Project

13 March 2021, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
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Education is a vital force in the fight for climate justice. With such an immense task in front of us, we might find ourselves wondering where to begin. That’s why the Third Generation Project are inviting educators, students/pupils, practitioners and policymakers to join us in exploring some of the key themes of educating for climate justice. The 3 online workshops in February, March, and April 2021 will feature a wide variety of fantastic speakers.

The second of these two events will be Building back greener and fairer: education and action for a just transition, held on Saturday 13 March. The concept of a ‘just transition’ is a pathway for social justice involving different groups, including frontline communities, trade unions and governments, concerned with the impact a move away from a high-carbon economy will have on jobs and the economic opportunities of future generations. The coronavirus pandemic has brought this issue to the forefront through a desire to ‘build back better’ rather than returning to business as usual. The dual impact of the climate crisis and the pandemic is not felt equally, as BAME communities, the poorest and most vulnerable bear the brunt, in Scotland and in the Global South. In this event, participants will hear from experts on the most recent discussions emerging on just transitions and education, and then be invited to engage in online activities to begin a practical discussion around the role of education in making a just transition happen.

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