Conference: Towards a just energy transition: challenges for North-South and South-South cooperation

Julia Motte-Baumvol

Université Paris Cité

Tarin Frota Mont’Alverne

Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil

When: November 2023
Exact date and location will be announced closer to the event.

As the COP28 in the UAE approaches, addressing energy transition issues has become a top priority for States in the context of global interdependence. While this subject remains the key to achieving the quantified commitments set out in the Paris Agreement, the common and equitable response that must be provided by the countries of the North and the Global South remains an important topic that requires an improved dialogue among all the involved stakeholders.

In this context, the present conference, through a legal approach, aims to serve as an open forum to debate and analyse the different dimensions of the energy transition and their repercussions in terms of adaptation, mitigation, loss and damages, financing and global cooperation (North-South and South-South). Another focus will be on the commitments made by States at the global, regional, national and local levels, the strategies to meet them, the challenges faced and the solutions to overcome them in a multilateral, effective, just and equitable manner. Therefore, this conference can play a crucial role in supporting the UAE’s efforts to become a global player on climate change.