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Just Transition Fund: Moment of truth for European Parliament’s climate ambition

Just Transition Fund should not support fossil fuels

Sandbag has joined 64 civil society organisations from across Europe, calling on Members of the European Parliament to protect the integrity of the Just Transition Fund. This fund is intended to help EU Member States finance their transition to climate neutrality by 2050, ensuring that workers in emissions-intensive industries are adequately supported to find new employment and training opportunities. Both the European Council and the Commission have confirmed that the Just Transition Fund should not support fossil fuels. However, the European Parliament risks taking a real step backwards by including fossil gas under the Just Transition Fund.

16 September 2020

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