Just Rural Transition

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | August 4, 2021

Initiative overview: The Just Rural Transition brings together food producers, governments, businesses, investors, civil society, and rural and Indigenous peoples to champion people-centred solutions to food systems challenges. JRT was launched at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit and has since fostered a global community of stakeholders. It aims to transform food systems by catalysing policy reform and investment partnerships through collaborative, inclusive approaches.

Benefits: Endorsers join the JRT community to exchange learning and forge new partnerships to accelerate just rural transitions around the world. Members can use the JRT knowledge hub to share and access scientific evidence, policy briefings, and case studies. JRT also showcases best practices by members and ensures their stories are elevated globally. Currently, they are undertaking a virtual survey with food producers in support of the COP26 Sustainable Agriculture Campaign here.

Geographies: TBC

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, financial institutions and governments.

How to join: Interested parties can apply to endorse the Just Rural Transition Vision Statement and become JRT members by submitting a web-based application form on the JRT website. The JRT endorsement process is currently not open to individuals. Those who wish to engage with JRT are welcome to subscribe to our newsletters and attend relevant community events.  There is no financial commitment involved.

Website: www.justruraltransition.org/

Contact Name / Email: Sareh Forouzesh / sforouzesh@merid.org