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“How to ensure a Just Transition towards net zero? State of play from Scotland, New Zealand, France and the UK”

This web-conference, organised by the Scottish Government’s Paris Hub in partnership with IDDRI and with the support of Sciences Po’s  “Make it work” initiative, will present Scotland’s approach to climate change and the just transition. The experiences of France, New Zealand and the UK in these areas will also be explored. For further details and information on how to register, see here.  

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