Conventionally, climate policy has not prioritised social justice outcomes and social policy has not forayed into climate action. However, as the transition to climate neutrality starts to impact people’s lives and livelihoods, it is no longer possible – or prudent – to see green and social priorities in isolation.   

Yet, for the EU, there is more to this task than ensuring the European Green Deal manages its social impacts. What remains to be determined are the practical ways in which “the social” and “the green” can positively reinforce each other. To collectively explore this nexus, E3G has been convening a series of workshops titled European Green Deal & Society.   

The findings from the workshops have been summarised in these briefings and can be accessed here