In 2022, climate justice moved from the fringes towards the centre of global policy debates. This E3G briefing “Just decarbonisation: an opportunity for EU-US cooperation” provides a review of the varied ways in which just decarbonisation has become more central in recent climate and energy legislation in the US and the EU.

The US and the EU should work together in shaping a positive agenda for “just decarbonisation” that benefits the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to funding and compensation, this should also include a currently missing piece: how disadvantaged groups will have more agency in the transition. 2023 will show whether the two long-standing allies can move past green protectionism to start an upward cycle that keeps equity and justice front and centre on the decarbonisation agenda.

Download this briefing paper on the opportunity for cooperation between the EU and the US that a just decarbonisation can bring.