Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Overview

We are leading a transition away from an extractive economy based on profit and pollution and toward local, healthy, and life-sustaining economies that benefit everyone.

Climate change isn’t just an environmental problem, it’s a social, political, and economic problem, too. An economy based on extraction, exploitation, and endless growth has poisoned our air and water, intensified extreme weather events, and led to higher prices for basic necessities like food, housing, water, and energy. It has socialized the costs and privatized the gains, concentrating wealth in the hands of a powerful few, and concentrating poverty and pollution in communities with the fewest material resources to respond. This system cannot last; our planet can no longer sustain it and our people will no longer tolerate it.

Just Transition is a vision and framework for moving toward a world where everyone has the resources they need to live full, dignified lives.