The Road Towards A Carbon Free Society. A Nordic-German Trade Union Cooperation on Just Transition

The Project "The Road Towards a Carbon Free Society. A Nordic-German Trade Union Cooperation on Just Transition" is a collaboration between the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) and the Council of Nordic Trade Unions (NFS), which represents thirteen national Trade Union Confederations from five Nordic Countries: Denmark (FH, Akademikerne), Finland (SAK, STTK), Iceland (ASÍ, BSRB, BHM), Norway (LO-N, Unio, YS) and Sweden (LO-S, TCO, Saco).

This project aims to develop strategies and requirements from a trade union perspective on how to manage the process to a carbon free society. The participating labour organisations have analysed their respective countries' transition path towards a fossil free future and formulated joint policy recommendations for the national and European arenas. The ensuing discussions and debate aim also to strengthen the cooperation and dialogue between the Nordic and the German trade union movements on common challenges and solutions.

A total of six country reports on the Just Transition path of the participating countries (Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have been written. Each contains an analysis of the climate policies, economic and societal consequences, an evaluation of the respective national instruments and offers European perspectives. The reports and their results will be presented and discussed in a series of events nationally as well as in terms of Nordic and European cooperation and at the international level.

Don’t miss the online launch event of the project and the presentation and discussion of the joint Nordic and German position paper:

Working for the Climate: A Nordic-German Perspective on Just Transition, March 17th 2021, 9:45-11:15 (CET)

We are pleased to announce that Tuula Haatainen (the Finnish Minister of Employment), Christiane Averbeck (Executive Director of the Climate Alliance Germany), Reiner Hoffmann (Chairman of the German DGB), Antti Palola (President of NFS and of the Finnish trade union confederation STTK) and Jytte Guteland, (MEP Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety) , will give their insights on Just Transition.

Please register here! Registrations will be open until 10th March. The event will be held in English.

You can read more about the webinar, the speakers, and the project on the project website. The country reports and the position paper will be published the project website at the same day of the event.

For more information contact Meike Büscher meike.buscher(at) 


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