225 Maple St
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Dimitris Stevis, CSU Professor of Politics, will get us started in the new year with a presentation on the concept of “Just Transition” (JT) on Friday, January 10th. Dimitris writes, “During the last few years Just Transition – the idea that green transitions must also be equitable – has moved from a strategy debated within the labor and environmental justice movements to the center of climate and environmental politics, from the global to the local levels. At this point JT proposals come from all corners of society – including unions, businesses, churches, environmentalists and civil society in general, intergovernmental organizations and governments from the city to the national levels. This Salon will have four goals. First, outline the globalization and proliferation of JT from the 1990s to the present. Second, identify and comment on existing JT policies, including those in Colorado, and a smaller number of prominent proposals, including Green New Deals. Third, highlight the need to systematically reflect on the increasing variability of JTs as more social forces employ the term. Fourth, engage in a discussion on the promise and limitations of JT.
Dimitris’s current teaching and research examines the interface of environmental and labor politics, with particular attention to social and ecological justice and just transitions. He was one of the lead authors of Mapping Just Transitions to a Low-Carbon World (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, December 2018), wrote Labour Unions and Green Transitions in the USA: Contestations and Explanations (February 2019), and co-edited, with Edouard Morena and Dunja Krause, Just Transitions: Social Justice in the Shift Towards a Low-Carbon World (Pluto Press, November 2019).
Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Fort Collins Community Action Network (FCCAN) meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. at the FoCo Café, which is located at 225 Maple Street. Light refreshments will be available. The formal program will begin at 7:10. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 419-8944.