The Just Transition(s) Online Forum is the first iteration of the Just Transition Research Collaborative, a joint project launched in 2018 by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, and the University of London Institute in Paris. This interactive forum seeks to bring together different stories and perspectives on the issue of Just Transition to low-carbon development. The project will provide an important contribution to the science-policy dialogue around Just Transition, and offer policy recommendations on how the Just Transition approach can be used to foster the transformation to equitable low-carbon development.
With Marx’s 200th birthday right around the corner (in May 2018) the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation has created the online platform Marx200. It collects and publishes essays, debates, videos, and event notes on Marx and on people, organizations and social movements that were influenced by his work. Further reference points are the 150th anniversary of the publication of Marx´s magnum opus “Capital,” and 100 years since the Russian Revolution and Germany’s November Revolution. Those who are looking for resources about Marx have come to the right place!
In May 2013, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy was launched. This initiative represents a new labor movement approach to climate change and energy poverty. A sustainable and just energy transition is necessary. To bring this about unions and their allies must engage in sustained struggle for democratic, public control of energy resources. The Energy Democracy Initiative is the outcome of a a global trade union round-table on “Energy Emergency, Energy Transition” RLS–NYC and Cornell’s Global Labor Institute convened in October 2012. At this meeting, union representatives from eighteen countries and five global union federations came together to address the energy emergency facing the planet and the transition that will be necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change. You can watch a video about the initiative on our News page.
Transform! is a European network of 25 organizations from 18 countries active in the field of political education and critical scientific analysis. Formed in 2006, it conceive itself as a forum for alternative thinking and critical dialogue. The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is part of the network, which also publishes the semi-annual journal Transform! Both network publications and all articles of the journal can be accessed online.
Supported by the RLS–NYC and taking its name from the traditional hymn so often played in New Orleans’ jazz funeral processions, Closer Walk NOLA is one part art project and one part community history project. With street interviews, visual documentation and an interactive website, Closer Walk NOLA asks for the memories of New Orleans residents relating to shared music, dance and neighborhood culture in the wake of Katrina and the politics of rebuilding. Everyone’s experiences are welcome: families and working folks of all kinds, amateur and professional musicians, people on sidewalks and in bars. In the wake of Katrina, songs emblematic of that tradition turn into a kind of prism through which New Orleans’ cultural struggles are visible: segregation, integration, gender, music and dance traditions and their survivance or demise.<< BACK
New publication by Tim Judson.
When nuclear power started to develop into an ever more important source of electric energy during the second half of the twentieth century, there grew widespread optimism regarding the potential of this seemingly unlimited, clean and, in the long run, economic resource. The unresolved problem of how to dispose of nuclear waste—which degrades very slowly, with a half-life of up to 15.7 million years—existed from......
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