The People’s Transition: Community-led Development for Climate Justice

Wednesday 18th November 2020, 10:00 (Dublin UTC) / 11:00 (Brussels UTC+1) / 11:45(Dublin UTC) / 12:45 (Brussels UTC+1)

The publication ‘The People’s Transition: Community-led development for Climate Justice’ is the end result of a joint research, engagement and policy-modelling project undertaken by FEPS and TASC for over a year.

This publication will be launched at an online public event on November 18th, which will count with the participation of Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Diederik Samsom, Head of cabinet of the European Commission Executive Vice-President in charge of the European Green Deal, among other relevant speakers.

The People’s Transition develops a bottom-up, people-centred climate policy making approach called Community-led Sustainable Development (CLSD).

The work analyses the needs of communities who are transitioning at a significant rate, together with needs of the wider society and considers the political and socio-cultural contexts in which they stand.

During the research in particular for the case study on Ireland, extensive engagements with community groups, businesses, individuals and organisations across the country were carried out. The subsequent assumptions and policy proposals are based on these needs and the principles of climate justice. Various approaches of how to encourage stronger development in this area and how to operationalise climate-related commitments are discussed and presented.

Perhaps the greatest challenge facing European leaders over the coming decade will be to implement transformative climate action in such a way that it benefits from enduring public support and achieves its long-term objectives without strife, disruption or delay.


  • Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (confirmed)

  • Diederik Samsom, Head of cabinet of the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the European Green Deal (confirmed)

  • Holly Cairns, MP Ireland (confirmed)

  • Sean McCabe, FEPS-TASC Researcher – Just Transition and author of the study (confirmed)


Register here

Related material: Videos and interviews on Local Wealth Building



Wednesday, 18 November 2020


load more
  • EU Conference: Joining Forces for a socially sustainable post-Covid Europe

    December 02, 2020

    Wednesday, 2 December 2020 14.00-17.00 CET. Online conference. 

    FEPS joins SOLIDAR for its European Conference 2020 to discuss lessons learned from the pandemic in the social realm, as well as CSOs' role in a just recovery.

    As the pandemic endures, t... learn more

  • Review meeting on circular economy

    December 04, 2020

    4 December 2020 - 11AM. Online meetiong upon invistation only.

    To kick-off a new project on circular economy that FEPS will be running with partners a policy review meeting will be held. The objective is to gather experts, policy-makers, academics and stakeholders together to dis... learn more

  • What’s next for Belarus? The political crisis and its implications

    December 07, 2020

    Monday, 7 December 2020, 12.30-13.30 (Brussels local time; CET) via Zoom

    For over four months Belarusian citizens have continued learn more