Synopsis: Discover the often-overlooked but critical concept of the "just transition" in the context of Carbon Capture and Storage deployment in Europe. Join policy advisor Hanna Biro as she unravels the intersection of just transition, public perception of CCS, and its deployment in the EU. This insightful video sheds light on the social and environmental aspects of CCS and the need for a balanced approach.Article: In the discussions surrounding Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Europe, there's one concept that often remains in the shadows but holds immense significance: the "just transition." Bellona is on a mission to bring this concept into the spotlight, emphasizing its importance in the lead-up to the CCUS Forum 2023 in Aalborg. The work of the Working Group on Public Perception, established by the European Commission's DG CLIMA, further underscores the relevance of this issue.Major societal transformations throughout history have typically created both winners and losers. The transition to a greener, more sustainable future is no exception. Without appropriate public intervention and support, certain regions, particularly those heavily dependent on harder-to-abate industries, risk facing negative socioeconomic impacts.Industries like cement, steel, and chemicals play a pivotal role in the decarbonization of our economies. They provide the essential materials for renewable energy infrastructure and support local economies, offering vital jobs and livelihoods in the regions where they operate. For these regions, CCS emerges as a key element of a Just Transition.It's crucial to recognize the social dimension of the green transition. This means targeted funding, supportive regulatory frameworks, opportunities for re- and upskilling, and other measures that prevent the perpetuation or exacerbation of existing social inequalities. This approach is not only morally just but also indispensable for our long-term goals of combating climate change and fostering a sustainable economy.Conclusion: In the realm of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) deployment, the concept of a "just transition" plays a pivotal role, often overlooked. Bellona's efforts to highlight this concept are timely, especially in the context of the CCUS Forum 2023. The social and economic impacts of CCS in regions heavily reliant on harder-to-abate industries are of utmost importance. Balancing the transition to a green economy with social justice is not just morally right but also essential for achieving our climate and sustainability goals.