The Just Transition Greens is a green-left action tank with a particular focus on the social justice, peace and democracy pillars of green politics and is explicitly feminist.
The JTG is an affiliate of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas but is an independent organisation with an open membership. It engages in activities relevant to green-left political activists and civil society. Among these, it is represented at the Green Party/Comhaontas Policy Council.
Other ways our members have described us is as:
- “…an NGO that does politics…”
- “…a way of doing politics without being in a political party…”
Who are our members?
The Just Transition Greens has nearly 600 members across the island of Ireland and with some in Europe.
About 70% of our members are also members of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas on joining. Another 25% are not a member of any political party. About 5% of our membership are members of other political parties.
Our members include about half of the elected representatives of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas as well as a small number of independent and other elected representatives.
How we organise
We organise on a monthly schedule of face-to-face meetings held online. These include:
- Policy Group meetings, open to all members
- Topical meetings, open to the public
- Executive Committee meetings, with published minutes
As an action-orientated organisation, these meetings are typically focused on producing public submissions and engaging with the government, politicians and civil society to bring about practical policy outcomes.
A forum for collaboration
As an organisation, we seek to encourage relationships that transcend party boundaries and act as a forum for conversations with civil society and political actors, both inside and outside of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas.
We involve people outside of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas in policy conversations and support arrangements for political cooperation. For many of our members, we provide an alternative space to speak and act on issues, which is important to provide flexibility, to reaffirm identity, and to maintain political relationships.