“The UN’s Just Transition Guidelines, negotiated in the International Labor Organization, emphasize the importance of gender and “the strong gender dimension of many environmental challenges.”1 Gender is also a critical lens for the world of work and social protection. We face a persistent gender gap in labor force participation and appropriate social protection, revealed and deepened by the COVID 19 pandemic.2 Efforts on Just Transition so far, though, have focused mostly on the phaseout of coal-fired power, involving a mostly male workforce, as opposed to promoting decent work for women.3 This paper gives a labor movement perspective on the gender dimension of Just Transition and its critical importance in an effective response to the climate emergency. It outlines UN policy on Just Transition; gives examples of on the ground practice on Just Transition; identifies some emerging issues related to gender in Just Transition; and concludes with conclusions and questions. ”