At Wageningen University & Research (WUR), we are working on the main social issues of our time: food insecurity, climate change, biodiversity loss, unsustainable production and consumption amongst others. These issues are interrelated. Increasing evidence is emerging that these challenges but also the transition processes and the solutions can have unintended and damaging impacts on some groups of people. They are left behind vulnerable and excluded from the societal transitions that are currently taking place.
WUR and Just Transitions
Justice is an objective pursued by many people that are taking part in transitions. We see the plea for just transition in the Netherlands, and at European and international level. The aim of this WUR KB research project is to support policymakers, practitioners and scientists to put this principle of justice into their transition practices. Within this project, an enthusiastic team is working on a guidance for transition processes that includes questions, methods and approaches for just transitions. The focus is on food system transformation and climate adaptation. Research areas in which WUR is active and where input from various disciplines is relevant.
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How to operationalise just transitions
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