Just Transition for All

A 2020 article which undertakes a systematic mapping of 649 cases of resistance movements to both fossil fuel (FF) and low carbon energy (LCE) projects, providing the most comprehensive overview of such place-based energy-related mobilizations to date. It finds that (1) Place-based resistance movements are succeeding in curbing both fossil-fuel and low-carbon energy projects. Over a quarter of projects encountering social resistance have been cancelled, suspended or delayed. (2) The evidence highlights that low carbon, renewable energy and mitigation projects are as conflictive as FF projects, and that both disproportionately impact vulnerable groups such as rural communities and Indigenous peoples. [Originally posted at https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abc197/meta]
A 2020 article which argues that farmers are important actors in the context of supplying biomass, but their agency is limited by numerous institutional factors, such as cultivation practices, labor markets, and information systems. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/24/10355]
A 2022 paper which draws from a historical analysis of past energy projects to contribute to a more informed policy-making process toward a more 'just transition' to the hydrogen economy. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/11/12/2193]
A 2012 report which highlights occupational safety and health (OSH) as an integral part of the promotion of green jobs and a greener economy to achieve an economic and social development that is also environmentally sustainable. [Originally posted at https://www.ilo.org/safework/info/WCMS_175600/lang--en/index.htm]
A 2021 article which synthesizes the similarities and differences both within/between the terms “energy poverty” and “fuel poverty” as found in scientific literature of the past 30 years. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652621012221]
A 2021 article which fills the research gap by identifying the pros and cons for the development of biomass sea-based supply chains through secondary ports and specifying their relevance from the perspective of major stakeholders in the context of decarbonization processes. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/7/1796]
A 2020 report which provides an overview of recent employment trends at the global and EU-28 level related to the greening and decarbonisation of the economy, with a focus on the energy sector. [Originally posted at https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/343467849.pdf]
A 2022 article which explores tools and systems for ‘just transition’ using three buckets of scientific questions: (1) Technical: which GHG to remove, when, where, and by what mechanism; (2) Social-Policy: how to share GHG obligations between stakeholders to deliver the UN SDGs; (3) Data: how to create robust, trusted, and transparent data for reporting, accounting, and actions. Building on the analyses, this study recommends thirteen scientific evidence-based net-zero actions. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/15/5522]
A 2022 paper which assesses the justice implications of three options that reduce emissions: CO2 capture and storage (CCS) on steel (up to 70%), bio-based steelmaking (up to 50%), and green hydrogen-based steel production (up to 100%). [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629622001025]
A 2020 study which explores how the forest bioeconomy discourses are downscaled in the development of the forest peripheries in East and North Finland. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389934122000879]
A 2021 book which builds on an international workshop held between 25 and 27 June 2019 in Jena, Germany. The workshop was hosted by the Junior Research Group “Bioeconomy and Inequalities. Transnational Entanglements and Interdependencies in the Bioenergy Sector”, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). [Originally posted at https://library.oapen.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.12657/49529/9783030689445.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y]
A 2022 work which assesses possibilities and elaborates on the sustainability of cultivation of short rotation coppice type willow and dedicated energy crop Miscanthus on former areas of coalmines belonging to the largest power utility in Bosnia and Herzegovina, namely JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. – Sarajevo. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590174522000903]
A 2022 report which provides an overview of the status of non-conventional renewable energy sources (such as geothermal, wind, solar, biomass and small hydroelectric plants (IEA/IRENA 2019)), renewable energy targets and legal and regulatory frameworks adopted in four post-Soviet countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine. [Originally posted at https://www.pwyp.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Final_Report_Energy_Transitions_Eurasia_PWYP.pdf]
An October 2021 report from the U.S. non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council that asserts that bioclaim is based on the erroneous premise that bioenergy on its own is carbon neutral. [Originally posted: https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/bad-biomass-bet-beccs-ib.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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