The document was developed in the framework of the European Alliance for a Just Transition, an informal coalition of like-minded European stakeholders. It provides a value-based framework for the EGD and all other strategies on climate and environment in Europe. It highlights a number of social goals that should underpin all decisions around the green transition to ensure that it is just and inclusive.
In addition, it provides a list of questions that allows the reader to verify whether a certain policy or other kind of measure meets the criteria outlined, this way facilitating analysis and participation at all levels. This set of criteria is in no particular order and is not exhaustive. It should be considered as a means to connect the EGD with existing social frameworks the EU has agreed, such as the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) and its Action Plan, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Council of Europe’s European Social Charter and the UN’s Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ESCR).