European climate solidarity: analysing a vague concept

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Climate solidarity has become a core concept of the socio-ecological transformation in recent years. With the Green Deal, the EU launched a programme in 2019 intended not only to initiate the socio-ecological transformation economically but also to accompany it socially. In her new research article, Aline Bartenstein analyses how the concept of climate solidarity has changed over time and what different forms of solidarity it implies. The result shows that the concept of climate solidarity no longer only refers to intergovernmental relations in the sense of burden-sharing, but also to the facilitation of a fair and just transformation.

The article Variations of European climate solidarity: From intergovernmental to social solidarity relations was published in the journal Global Social Policy at the end of April.