Just Transition for All

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A 2018 report which aims to assess the Commission’s recently released sectoral proposals for the next 2021-2027 multi-annual financial framework. It explores the contribution of several instruments - Cohesion Policy Funds, European Social Fund Plus, InvestEU, Horizon Europe and European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - to the 'just transition' agenda. It also identifies options for the EU regulator to better align funds with this agenda. [Originally posted at https://www.euki.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/E3G-Report-Funding-the-just-transition-to-a-net-zero-economy-in-Europe.pdf]
A 2020 working paper which makes the case that worker-related tenets of a 'just transition' in the energy sector also apply to a migration to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) economy. [Originally posted at http://satrilibrary.dedicated.co.za:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/115]
A 2020 study which aims to evaluate green growth, 'just transition' and decent work concepts in the context of sustainable development and combatting climate change. In the study, it is concluded that if green growth and just transition processes are well managed they provide significant opportunities for realizing UN-SDGs, combatting climate change and the creation of decent works. [Originally posted at https://alternatifpolitika.com/eng/site/vol/12/no/3/1-Tugac-Green-Growth--Sustainable-Development.pdf]
A 2022 paper which explores the extent to which social policies in South Africa might serve as mechanisms to enhance the transition to a low carbon economy and contribute to mitigating some of the negative impacts towards ensuring a holistic and 'just transition'. [Originally posted at https://www.cairn-int.info/journal-afd-research-papers-2022-230-page-1.htm]
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 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 2021 applied research project which proposes incentives the City of Riverside could implement to attract green businesses in a policy memo and analyzes whether these incentives are aligned with the principles of 'just transition'. [Originally posted at https://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_theses/1660/]
A 2016 presentation by Béla Galgóczi, Senior Researcher for the European Trade Union Institute in Brussels, to the ACW All Team Meeting in Vancouver, November 2016. The presentation is a case study of the Ruhr Valley industrial transformation post World War 2, as well as more recent examples of 'just transition' throughout Europe. [Originally posted at]
A 2020 paper which explores the theory and global practices of coal gasification, reviews the recent research efforts on advances in the processes and questions if the approach could be a partial contribution towards a just transition in South Africa’s bulk power generation. [Originally posted at http://ieomsociety.org/harare2020/papers/114.pdf]
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 discussion paper which is a based on a literature review of the just green transition in a Nordic, European and OECD setting, via the lens of three interrelated dimensions within this concept: transition, green economy and social justice. [Originally posted at https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1691594&dswid=9984]
A 2019 article which discusses the entanglements of coal with contentious development agendas in many parts of the world through a climate justice lens that engages the cultural politics surrounding coal and energy transition. [Originally posted at https://direct.mit.edu/glep/article/19/2/149/14931/Coal-Climate-Justice-and-the-Cultural-Politics-of]
A 2016 paper which seeks to analyze the policy position of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to that of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in relation to the green economy and green jobs. [Originally posted at https://global-labour-university.org/wp-content/uploads/fileadmin/GLU_conference_2016/papers/7C/Cottle.pdf]
A 2019 discussion paper which focuses on what a 'just transition' is, what the opportunities and challenges are for business, trade unions, government and communities and how collectively we can govern and finance the transition to a resilient, low carbon economy. [Originally posted at https://unglobalcompact.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019.08.27_Just-Transition-Discussion-Paper-2.pdf]
A 2017 report which considers how a justice approach could inform sustainability leaders in policy-making and business circles. [Originally posted at https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/resources/publication-pdfs/justice-in-the-transition-to-a-low-carbon-economy.pdf]
A 2022 report which came after the Ministers of Labour, Employment, and Social Affairs gathered in Wolfsburg on 24 May 2022 to agree on concrete actions and joint steps towards a 'just transition' and the creation of decent, high quality work for a green economy. [Originally posted at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/628df082e90e071f61322253/g7_lem_communique_final-1.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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