Salan duc Tape--Just Transitions

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Date and Time: 

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00pm

Location: 

Wild Boar Cafe--1510 S. College Avenue

Toward Green and Just Transitions

Dmitris Stevis, professor of Political Science at CSU, will discuss the concept of "Just Transitions" at the salon on February 24th. The strategy of a Just Transition to a greener society originated in US labor unions as far back as the 1970s, under various names. From its origins in the USA it has now become a rallying cry for labor unions around the world as well as at the global level. Moreover, it is increasingly employed by community organizations around the USA in their efforts to make green transitions more equitable.

There is a wide range of views regarding Just Transitions, reflecting the politics of the various advocates as well as the tasks facing them. Despite these differences, Just Transition offers social and environmental activists a political vision that seeks to make green transitions more humane and just. During the salon we will go through the history and varieties of Just Transitions and use a number of cases to illustrate the challenges and promise of the strategy.

Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by Strength Through Peace, meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 -- 9:00 p.m. The formal program begins at 7:20. The salon on February 24th will be held at the Wild Boar Café, located at1510 S. College Avenue in Fort Collins, instead of at our usual location. For more information, email Strength Through Peace, or call us at 419-8944.