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Support of the Just Transition Platform to the Green Deal


European Commission – DG Regional & Urban Policy




ECORYS, Wuppertal Institut

The assignment

Climate neutrality is the EU's long-term goal. The European Green Deal 2019 proposed greenhouse gas reduction targets of 50 to 55 percent by 2030. The profound changes in the economy, industry, and society that are necessary for this purpose pose enormous challenges for countries and regions. To support a balanced and equitable transition to climate neutrality, including equality and shared prosperity, the EU has introduced the Just Transition Mechanism and is providing assistance and knowledge through the Just Transition Platform. Together with Ecorys (Lead) and the Wuppertal Institute, Prognos is supporting the European Commission – DG Regional & Urban Policy in managing this platform.

Our approach

As part of the technical support for the Just Transition Platform, Prognos’ task is to provide analysis and knowledge management. These include:

  • the compilation of good practices, project examples, and case studies of successful policy approaches or initiatives for the transition to a low-emission economy
  • targeted analytical support for EC-, MS- and high-carbon emission regions
  • leading a working group on chemicals

The project runs from July 2021 to December 2023.

Links and Downloads

More information on the Just Transition Platform (

As part of our work for the Just Transition Platform, in October/November 2022 we prepared an ad hoc analysis of the industrial decarbonization plans across the EU.

Read the analysis (PDF, EU Commission)

Project team

Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer, Aneta Sadlik, Neysan Khabirpour, Vera Fuhs

Project updates

Just Transition Platform Conference: Carbon-Intensive Regions

| Event

Stakeholders of the European chemical industry exchange on their activities for a just transition towards climate neutrality.

Just Transition Platform Meeting: Coal Regions in Transition

| Event

Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer speaks at the fifth Just Transition Platform Meeting.

Just Transition Platform Meeting

| Event

The fourth edition of the „Just Transition Platform Meeting “ will take place online on 15 – 17 November 2021.

Do you have questions?

Your contact at Prognos

Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer

Vice Director, Head of EU Services

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