GAIN Webinar 6: The Socioeconomic Impacts of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
This session will explore the linkages between the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the Just Transition. In particular, the webinar will shed light on the employment impacts of NDC-related climate action and how can governments use evidence-based research to advise policy.
Tuesday 16th of July | 10 am – 11 am (GMT-4) | 4 pm – 5 pm (GMT+2,CEST)
This session will explore the linkages between the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the Just Transition. In particular, the webinar will shed light on the employment impacts of NDC-related climate action and how can governments use evidence-based research to advise policy. The first presentation of the Webinar will contextualise and take stock of the current situation of the NDCs. The second presentation will expand on the need of NDCs to integrate employment considerations, thus positioning the Just Transition at the centre of climate action. Subsequently, the GAIN methodology will be briefly presented as an effective tool to advise climate action and help governments understand better the employment impacts of their climate change commitments.
Julianne Baker-Gallegos (Knowledge Management Specialist at the NDC Partnership)
Julianne is the Knowledge Management Specialist for the NDC Partnership Support Unit. She works with the World Resources Institute Climate Program to expand program visibility and impact, develop high impact global knowledge products and enhance collaboration among decision makers to advance climate action. Julianne has over 10 years of experience working in the intersection of environmental conservation and development, working on research, project implementation and knowledge and partnership management at organisations like the World Bank, The University of California and Yale University's MacMillan Center.
Marek Harsdorff (ILO Green Jobs, Economist)
Marek Harsdorff is currently an economist in the Green Jobs Programme, ILO, specialized in development cooperation and environmental economics. His main works include economic research on Green Jobs contributing to global reports and country assessments, assistance to countries to develop employment-led green economy strategies and design and management of technical cooperation programmes to create green jobs. Marek has profound skills in economic input-output modelling of employment effects of green policies and experiences in applying scientific research for informed policymaking.
Main learning outcomes:
Developing a better understanding of the linkages between the Nationally Determined Contributions and their impact on employment.
Taking stock of the NDCs.
Understanding whether NDCs take into account Just Transition challenges and opportunities.
Learning about methodologies that might help governments assess the impact of their climate policies on employment.