Just Transition for All

Europe Unions
A 2022 study which illustrates 15 contrasting interpretations of what constitutes a 'just transition' through interviews with 13 Swedish trade union representatives from Sweden’s three largest industrial emitters (steel, 14 petroleum refining, cement) along with representatives at the central level. [Originally posted at https://academic.oup.com/oocc/advance-article/doi/10.1093/oxfclm/kgac006/6823550]
A 2021 policy brief which argues that energy poverty and access must be brought boldly into the 'just transition' debate. It offers an overview of current understanding of what constitutes a just energy transition and what is meant by energy poverty and access by giving a snapshot of the European Union and Sub-Saharan Africa context. [Originally posted at https://startup-energy.org/wp-content/uploads/Policy_Brief_A_Just_Energy_Transition_to_facilitate_household_energy_access_and_alleviate_energy_poverty_July_2021.pdf]
A 2020 thesis which examines how trade unions in different parts of Europe are understanding the concept of a 'just transition' and which strategies they are using to give effect to it. [Originally posted at https://is.muni.cz/th/qd76s/Master_thesis_Maschlanka.pdf]
A 2021 report which examines public initiatives implemented in Germany to support workers and communities impacted by the decline in coal production from the 1960s to the present. It presents key policy alternatives and lessons from the German case to inform 'just transition' processes in other countries and regions. [Originally posted at https://www.energiewende-global.com/fileadmin/user_upload/giz-website/Media_Library/Just_Transition/German_Just_Transition.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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