Just Transition for All

A 2022 report which provides an overview of the status quo in the sector on a European level with regards to a 'just transition' and proposes policies to make it just and sustainable. [Originally posted at https://nexteconomylab.de/wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Report_Just-Transition-in-the-European-Automotive-Industry-%E2%80%93-Insights-from-Affected-Stakeholders.pdf]
A 2022 report from the Australian Climateworks Centre exploring the steps to accelerate and support Australia’s transition to electric vehicles. [Originally posted at https://www.climateworkscentre.org/resource/accelerating-ev-uptake-policies-to-realise-australias-electric-vehicle-potential/]
A 2020 paper which aims to provide an overview of the necessary transition path, its challenges and possibilities for a sector that attracted a lot of attention throughout the EU in the past – the automotive sector. [Originally posted at https://reneweurope-cor.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/The-Green-Deal-and-the-Automotive-Industry-in-the-EU.pdf]
A 2021 report which aims to discover how a diversity of actors within the energy landscape make autonomous decisions that affect one another and influence the behavior of the overall system. [Originally posted at https://www.centrefornetzero.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/CNZreport_Just-how-fair-is-the-EV-transition_final.pdf]
A 2021 publication which uses individual case studies to examine the conditions needed for the international automotive industry to transition to an ecological mobility industry in specific countries. [Originally posted at https://www.rosalux.eu/en/article/2066.the-need-for-transformation.html]
A 2021 research which provides a review of the expected changes in employment in Austrian and German automotive industry. [Originally posted at https://ideas.repec.org/p/clr/mwugar/213.html]
A 2022 report which explores some potential futures for the automotive sector, looking at 4 different scenario. [Originally posted at https://www.fnh.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/synthese_automobile-en.pdf]
A 2021 study firstly analyzes the materiality of the Austrian automotive industry and secondly links these structural features to meaning-making and the articulation of crisis construals and imaginaries by workers and their representatives. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629621002735]
A 2022 statement which came out after the coalition of industry, trade unions, employers, and environmental organizations, as they jointly called for a 'just transition' framework within the new rules to accelerate structural change in the industry. It argues that the existing EU Just Transition Fund’s resources cannot be spread thinner as they are already needed for the important challenge in the coal-dependent and carbon-intensive regions and industries. However, they can offer a model for a 'just transition' for the broader automotive and mobility ecosystem. [Originally posted at https://www.ceemet.org/publications/category-1/co2-standards-trilogue-urgent-need-for-inclusion-of-a-just-transition-framework-for-europes-automotive-workforce/]
A 2022 conference proceedings which reflect the views of the stakeholders (policymakers, industry leaders, academia, and researchers) on the impact of the ongoing electric vehicle transition on the workforce of the automotive and transport industries and ways to ensure a 'just transition'. The proceedings also highlight some of the recommendations shared by the stakeholders on minimizing the adverse impacts of the transition and the need for skill development initiatives, at the national and state levels, to optimize employment opportunities and reduce skill shortages during the electric vehicle transition. [Originally posted at https://www.wri.org/research/just-transition-and-skill-development-electric-vehicle-industry]
A 2020 paper which examines the complex terrain of adoption of digital technologies of production in the automotive industry in India to understand two key aspects: first, the conditions of adoption and second, the impact of digitization on work relations. [Originally posted at https://www.rosalux.de/fileadmin/rls_uploads/pdfs/Studien/Studien_9_Industry_engl_web.pdf]
A 2022 report which report presents the key findings and policy recommendations of a study examining the issues pertaining to a ‘just transition’ to zero/low-carbon vehicles for the automotive sector, drawing on case study research from the West Midlands region in the UK, and the North Adelaide area of South Australia. [Originally posted at https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/publications/enabling-a-just-transition-in-automotive-evidence-from-the-west-midlands-and-south-australia/]
A 2022 report which focuses on decarbonisation initiatives involving trade unions in the following four industrial sectors in Europe: automotive, energy, extractive and energy-intensive. [Originally posted at https://news.industriall-europe.eu/documents/upload/2022/5/637878700440463393_IVA_GeneralReport_TUandDecarbonisation_Final.pdf]
A 2022 report which compiles a collection of case studies from around that world that showcase programmes designed to address skills development of workforces for energy transitions. [Originally posted at https://iea.blob.core.windows.net/assets/953c5393-2c5b-4746-bf8e-016332380221/Skillsdevelopmentandinclusivityforcleanenergytransitions.pdf]
A 2021 report which explores 'just transition' readiness found that the most-exposed companies globally are generally under-prepared for the coming disruption to workforces, supply chains, communities and consumers caused by the transition to net zero. [Originally posted at https://assets.website-files.com/5df9172583d7eec04960799a/61b1ecee7929380a0fdba25b_BX10329_MCO-ESG%20Solutions_Just%20Transition-DEC2021.pdf]
A 2021 report which sets out how the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) proposes to achieve 'just transition', including how to invite stakeholders to participate in the development of indicators for assessing companies’ contributions to a 'just transition' through a multistakeholder process. It also includes synthesis of the November 2020 findings from WBA’s Climate and Energy Benchmark and Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assessments in the Automotive sector. [Originally posted at https://assets.worldbenchmarkingalliance.org/app/uploads/2021/02/Just-transition-Approach-Report-February-2021.pdf]

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Covid-19 and a Just Transition in India's Coal Mining Sector The COVID 19 pandemic hit India hard in early 2020, with negative GDP growth and a surge in unemployment. In the energy sector, coal fired power generation was already under pressure from overcapacity, low electricity demand growth, and increasingly competitive renewables.
Considerations for a Just and Equitable Energy Transition As the energy transition accelerates, it is our responsibility, it is our opportunity, to ensure that in addition to contributing to a healthy planet by replacing fossil fuels with clean energy sources, this is accomplished in a just and equitable manner providing prosperity for all.

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