Aiming to empower young people to proactively shape the future of their region, the Ida-Viru Youth Climate Assembly is a powerful example of how to give youth a voice in the transition process and integrate their recommendations into official policy development work streams.
This toolkit gives an overview of the impacts of air pollution for coal regions, current EU legislation, and possible measures and good practice examples to reach air quality goals.
This toolkit shares knowledge and experiences that may be valuable to those regions that are now taking on transition; and to provide guidance on environmental rehabilitation and repurposing with an emphasis on governance processes.
Even 30 years after the last coal mine closed in Genk, the Limburg region is still undergoing an economic transition process; this process is being shaped by its increasing use of old industrial heritage and infrastructure as assets for future development.
This toolkit provides insights on key governance aspects in regions that are pursuing the decarbonisation and diversification of their economies.
The OPI-TPP tool is part of the region’s Spatial Information System (RSIP): a publicly available GIS-based database which supports public administration and municipalities. The main target groups are investors and experts who are responsible for city development and spatial planning.
Bottrop (Germany) is a leading example of a former coal-mining, highly industrialised city that has combined a future-oriented transition process with ambitious CO2 mitigation targets. The holistic approach builds on innovative partnerships and has a strong buy-in of industrial players.
Date: May, 2021
The Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) provides transition support for the workers who have lost their jobs due to the closure of the mine, promotes industry diversification and growth, fosters the resilience of local businesses, and supports the regeneration of the supply chain.
After the closure of many facilities in the oil and gas sector, which consequently resulted in high and sudden unemployment rates, the Scottish government established a fund to help the affected workers re-skill and further train themselves in order to find employment again.