Just Twin Transition

Just Twin Transition

Twin Transition refers to the simultaneous transition towards digitalization and sustainability. It’s like two sides of the same coin. On one side, we have digitalization which involves the use of technology to transform how we work and live. On the other side, we have sustainability which involves making decisions that are good for the environment and future generations. The twin transition is about using technology to create a more sustainable world.  

Just emphasizes that the transition should be fair and inclusive. It means that the benefits of the transition should be shared widely, and the burdens should not fall disproportionately on certain groups or individuals. 

The role of engineers and STEM professionals  

Engineers and STEM professionals play a pivotal role. Their expertise and innovative thinking are key in developing and implementing solutions that can mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. They are the ones who can create new technologies, products, and services that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, and promote renewable energy sources. 

ANE’s approach

  • We aim to share the know-how and innovation of Nordic engineers and other STEM professionals within the Nordics, the EU, and the rest of the world. 
  • We advocate for a strong social dialogue and a mix of policies, investments, and best practices to support the twin transition.  
  • We focus on closing the existing shortages of STEM skills, by attracting youth to choose the STEM education and career path, and by providing lifelong learning opportunities. 
  • We aim to highlight the engineers’ responsibility and impact on the sustainable transition of society. 


Coordinating efforts on the Circular Economy

Circular Economy
As an organisation of trade unions representing the profession of engineers, who are the holders of specific know-how, we are obliged to contribute to the green transition. Engineers have hands-on experience when it comes to developing new business models and finding solutions to ensure the products are designed for circularity and promote the right to repair and re-use of resources.
ANE’s member organisations have committed to coordinate efforts to eliminate the linear economy and the “use and throw away” culture.


Towards a Circular Economy – Skills and competences for STEM professionals

The benefits of transitioning to a circular economy outweigh the disadvantages, but it requires a political commitment and the right business mindset. It also requires prioritisation and investment in innovation, the utilisation of new technological solutions, and the right set of skills and competences.

This report provides an overview of the future need for STEM and engineering skills in the transition to and during a circular economy.

The report also introduces a Circular Economy Competence framework with the recommendation to implement the framework across all STEM education in the Nordic countries.