Just Transition for All

Economic Development
A 2022 study by the U.S.-based Good Jobs First which explores whether state economic subsidies for the electric vehicle industry are an effective and wise use of public money. [Originally posted at: https://goodjobsfirst.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/EV-Megadeals-or-Resilience.pdf]
A 2020 report which discusses the uncertainties within the coal mining sector in India following the COVID 19 pandemic, highlighting the importance of a just transition for coal mining communities. It provides policy recommendations for new directions in public finance within and outside the energy sector to support job creation and industrial development against the backdrop of an increasingly uncertain coal value chain. [Originally posted at https://www.energyforum.in/fileadmin/user_upload/india/media_elements/publications/20200900_COVID19_Just_Transition/20201004_COVID-19_and_just_transition_in_India.pdf]
A 2018 report which highlights key considerations and sets out how to plan a just transition process, rather than making detailed policy recommendations. This report focuses on progress in the energy sector in BRICS countries and the Next 11 emerging markets, comparing approaches to distill best practice in achieving local objectives. [Originally posted at https://www.sustainablefinance.hsbc.com/carbon-transition/enabling-a-just-transition-to-a-low-carbon-economy-in-the-energy-sector]
A 2019 report in which the ILO provides policy advice, implements projects, and supports the capacities of its constituents in their efforts to turn the environmental challenges facing rural economies into opportunities for sustainable development. [Originally posted at https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_dialogue/---sector/documents/publication/wcms_437196.pdf]
A 2017 report which examines the current status of the coal transition in Shanxi and proposes recommendations for how reform can be managed to ensure that economic, social and environmental factors are built into the process. [Originally posted at https://www.iisd.org/system/files/publications/crossroads-balancing-financial-social-costs-coal-transition-china.pdf]
This report 2014 report by Béla Galgóczi of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) uses the Ruhr region as an example of the change from traditional industry-based, resource- and material-intensive economic activity towards a knowledge-based, resource-efficient economy. [Originally posted at https://labordoc.ilo.org/discovery/delivery/41ILO_INST:41ILO_V1/1268289810002676 ]
This is the fifth edition of the report from the European Commission. This 2022 edition continues to "analyse the scope and size of the Blue Economy in the European Union. It aims at providing support to policymakers and stakeholders in the quest for a sustainable development of oceans, coastal resources and, most notably, to the development and implementation of polices and initiatives under the European Green Deal in line with the new approach for a sustainable Blue Economy." [Originally posted at https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/156eecbd-d7eb-11ec-a95f-01aa75ed71a1 ]
This document is a letter from the U.S. Government Accountability Office to two U.S. Senators describing the federal programs and tax expenditure support economic adjustment, including objectives, eligibility requirements, beneficiaries, obligations, and expenditures. (Originally posted at https://www.gao.gov/assets/gao-19-85r.pdf ]
A 2018 report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission entify the regions2 that looks at the "potential decline of coal mining and coal power-plant activities" and assesses "the impact on regional jobs" as well "reviews potential actions that could be undertaken at regional level, which could help re-use retired coal infrastructure and re-deploy personnel to new activities or extend the life of coal power plants with lower impact to the environment, thus maintaining jobs and economic activities within the affected regions" [Originally posted at https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/JRC112593/kjna29292enn.pdf]
This table from January 2020 outlines the Just Transition Mechanism allocation for the European Commission pursuant to the Amended proposal for the Just Transition Fund which "will provide support to all EU Member States, while concentrating on those territories and regions where the magnitude of the climate transition is larger." [Original posted at https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/QANDA_20_66]

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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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