JUSTEM - Just Transitions and Empowerment Against Energy Poverty

JUSTEM - Just Transitions and Empowerment Against Energy Poverty

European project

The overall objective of JUSTEM is to build regional capacity and involve citizens in the development or implementation of the regions’ energy and climate plans to adapt them to their needs. JUSTEM intends to facilitate policy development, especially just transition planning, by increasing the uptake of sustainable energy solutions.​

JUSTEM will:​

  • Conduct workshops and activities developed under the project in the coal pilot regions to enable capacity building among citizens;​
  • Evaluate and target energy poverty in the regions;​
  • Design project pipelines from the bottom up and make them ready for funding through the Just Transition Mechanism (JTM) and other funding sources;​
  • Support replication and scaling of the developed project pipelines and approaches for a just energy transition.

Some concrete key performance indicators (KPIs) of the project include:
- Number of strategies developed/adapted and aligned with the objectives of the clean energy transition: 6
- Number of households taken out of energy poverty: 196000
- Primary energy savings/renewable energy generation triggered by the project (in GWh/year): 3948.39
- Reduction in greenhouse gases emissions (ktCO2eq/year): 1661.5
- Increased economic activity in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energy, including jobs created 
and skills developed: 55056 jobs affected, change in skills 
in 1% of the citizens in six regions

Main beneficiaries: the energy poor

It addressed the topics of: employment, climate change, equity and justice (gender equality, socioeconomic gaps)

The partners of the project were: IEECP (think tank), NTUA (university), FEAN (institute), BSERC (institute), KAPE (agency), Habitat of Humanity (CSO), Centre for Sustainable Housing (CSO), ISVJ (institute), IRENA (institue)

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