With the world under a “Code Red for Humanity,” governments, corporations, climate experts, and climate action organizations are working together to combat climate change. In many regions of the world, these actions include focusing on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by developing clean technology solutions and adopting sustainable best practices throughout industries and economies. However, truly sustainable change cannot be achieved simply by moving away from traditional technologies and energy sources. Climate change mitigation and adaptation is closely tied to human rights and public health, and we cannot address the former without incorporating the latter. All parties must come “Together for Implementation” to break down the silos between environmental sustainability, equity, and poverty eradication to ensure a just transition.
At ISC, we build collaborative partnerships to improve the equitable distribution of clean energy resources to divested communities, increase community resilience and energy efficiency, and ensure local communities have a voice at decision-making tables. With the climate crisis accelerating and the need for equitable action growing, ISC will take a more active role in COP27 and, more importantly, work to broaden the platform from which we will expand the global discussion of climate equity and just transition in the coming months.