On 14 December 2024, JTPac’s Emilka Skrzypek was invited to take part in the Dialogue for a Just Transition: Pacific Perspectives on the Energy Sector, and Beyond.
The event was organised by the OHCHR Regional Office for the Pacific and the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to development, and created a critical and inclusive space for tacking questions such as: How do we make sure that the energy transition is just? And what does this mean? How do we encourage responsible business conduct, and climate-conscious planning – whilst upholding and promoting human rights? What are the feedback loops between extractivism, energy, and climate change – and how are those experienced, and managed, in the Pacific?
Emilka was joined on the expert panel by Vani Catanasiga, Faye Strachan, Gillian Cambers and Howard Politini.