Just Transition for All

A 2021 work which adapts a methodology based on employment factors to project future changes in quantity and composition of direct energy supply jobs for two scenarios - (1) relatively weak emissions reductions as pledged in the nationally determined contributions (NDC) and (2) stringent reductions compatible with the 1.5 °C target. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421521005073]
A 2022 report which examines the climate crisis in Rhode Island and outlines a set of high-impact climate jobs recommendations designed to maximize the state's actions to do three things: 1) Create thousands of good-paying, high-quality jobs that help reverse inequality, 2) Drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and meet the state's Act on Climate targets, and 3) Invest in infrastructure that will make Rhode Island communities healthier, more resilient and more equitable. [Originally posted at https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/110931]
A 2020 report which presents the results of a study which unpacks some of the major political, institutional, regulatory and social barriers to renewable energy deployment in South Africa. It also provides some insight into proposed means of addressing these barriers to facilitate accelerated industrialisation in the renewable energy sector. [Originally posted at https://meridianeconomics.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Accelerating-renewable-energy-industrialisation-in-South-Africa-July2020.pdf]
A 2020 report which aims to identify areas where scientific approaches can support policy, rather than dictate policy choices. For instance, interdisciplinary scenario work combining technology, economics, and social sciences could demonstrate the multiple benefits of sustainable recovery pathways and accompanying societal transformations to enable a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable post-COVID–19 world. In addition, an assessment of the effects of digitalization on energy demand in transport, buildings, and industry, as well as options for making digitalization more sustainable and just, should be undertaken. [Originally posted at https://council.science/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/IIASA-ISC-Reports-Energy.pdf]
This April 2021 document outlines the green transformation steps taken over a decade by Ørsted, a Danish renewable energy company with a focus on wind. It is the company's document and information.
An October 2021 analysis by the United Kingdom-based 4 Day Week campaign of the desirability, feasibility, and implementation potential for a four-day week in the construction sector. [Originally posted at https://6a142ff6-85bd-4a7b-bb3b-476b07b8f08d.usrfiles.com/ugd/6a142f_1d27dbad6db34288b66acf689a131da2.pdf]

Hot Reports

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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