The Just Transition Fund was introduced in 2021 as part of the European Union's Green New Deal and aims to assuage some of the painful social consequences of the green transition. Relying on the Multiple Streams Framework, this article reconstructs the JTF's institution. It identifies 2018-2019 as a key conjuncture in the European Union when various social, ideational and political preconditions enabling policy innovation converged. Subsequently, the need to publicly finance a just transition emerged in relation to some Eastern European states' reluctance to work towards the 2050 climate neutrality target. After a Polish-led configuration of actors propelled the JTF onto the agenda, the von der Leyen Commission assumed the task of designing a less transparently self-serving policy instrument necessary to garner wider political support. The final JTF emerged from the interplay between two policy entrepreneurs in the context of the negotiations on the 2021-2027 European Union budget and the dislocations provoked by the COVID-19 crisis.

Towards a socially fair green transition in the EU? An analysis of the Just Transition Fund using the Multiple Streams Framework / A. Kyriazi, J. Miro. - In: COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN POLITICS. - ISSN 1472-4790. - (2022 May 23), pp. 1-21. [10.1057/s41295-022-00304-6]

Towards a socially fair green transition in the EU? An analysis of the Just Transition Fund using the Multiple Streams Framework

A. Kyriazi
;
J. Miro
2022

Abstract

The Just Transition Fund was introduced in 2021 as part of the European Union's Green New Deal and aims to assuage some of the painful social consequences of the green transition. Relying on the Multiple Streams Framework, this article reconstructs the JTF's institution. It identifies 2018-2019 as a key conjuncture in the European Union when various social, ideational and political preconditions enabling policy innovation converged. Subsequently, the need to publicly finance a just transition emerged in relation to some Eastern European states' reluctance to work towards the 2050 climate neutrality target. After a Polish-led configuration of actors propelled the JTF onto the agenda, the von der Leyen Commission assumed the task of designing a less transparently self-serving policy instrument necessary to garner wider political support. The final JTF emerged from the interplay between two policy entrepreneurs in the context of the negotiations on the 2021-2027 European Union budget and the dislocations provoked by the COVID-19 crisis.
Just transition; European Green Deal; Multiple Streams Framework; Climate change; European Union
Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica
   Policy Crisis and Crisis Politics. Sovereignty, Solidarity and Identity in the EU post 2008 (SOLID)
   SOLID
   EUROPEAN COMMISSION
   H2020
   810356
23-mag-2022
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