This toolkit provides insights on key governance aspects in regions that are pursuing the decarbonisation and diversification of their economies. These include: building effective governance models; designing and implementing stakeholder engagement and social dialogue processes; and enhancing the role of civil society in the transition.
This toolkit provides insights into three key questions for regions in transition.
- How to build effective governance models?
- How to design and implement stakeholder engagement processes?
- What role does social dialogue play in the governance of the transition?
- How to increase the role of civil society in the transition?
This toolkit focuses on four topics:
- Governance Model
- Stakeholders Engagement and Partnerships
- The Role of Civil Society
- The Role of Social Dialouge
- Governance of regional transformations is multi-level and multi-actor.
- Effective regional transition governance models reflect the views of different actors and actor representatives are recognised as legitimate.
- Stakeholder engagement must be understood as a process. It should start early, be sustained over time, and requires leadership and facilitation.
- The process of stakeholder engagement must always include an active communication strategy, informing the general public about the process, how they can take part and what will happen next.
- Both social dialogue and the involvement of civil society are key elements of the governance processes in coal regions in transition.
Who is this Toolkit For?
- Regional and local authorities.
- Governmental agencies responsible for regional development.
- Civil society organizations.