The Just Transition Fund is a new financial instrument within the EU’s Cohesion Policy, which will support communities to meet the objectives of the European Green Deal.
It has three areas of focus:
Ireland's National Just Transition Fund facilitates innovative projects that contribute to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of regions which are most affected by the transition away from fossil fuels or greenhouse-gas-intensive industrial processes. The 2020 call for projects was directed to the Wider Midlands region as it transitions away from peat as an energy source.
Currently, Ireland's Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications is developing a Territorial Just Transition Plan with the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly that will set out how to use the fund to invest in the region. In February 2022, the Department
This public consultation is designed to assist us in further developing and finalising this plan before it is agreed by the government and submitted, together with the EU JTF programme, to the European Commission for approval in 2022.
Read more about EU policy on the EU Green Deal.
Up to €84.5 million has been allocated to Ireland under the EU Just Transition Fund and the Government will also match this funding with Exchequer resources.
To date, 55 Just Transition Fund 2020 projects have entered into contract and are delivering their projects in Ireland. See the full list of projects here.
Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
Find open calls for Just Transition Fund.