Just Transition for All

European Commission
A 2020 briefing, prepared by Bruegel on the request of the European Parliament Committee for the Regional Development, focuses on the most concrete elements of the Commission’s proposals: the Just Transition Fund regulation proposal that lays down its objective, geographical coverage, the methodology for the allocation of resources and the content of the territorial just transition plans required to underpin the programming; and the targeted amendments of the Common Prevision Regulation (CPR) proposal, which will incorporate the JTF into the overall EU cohesion policy framework (in addition to the ERDF, ESF+, etc). [Originally posted at https://www.econstor.eu/handle/10419/237638]
A 2022 position paper which gathered evidence of the types of transformational changes which are necessary to transition in an effective and just manner to climate neutrality by 2050. [Originally posted at https://rural-interfaces.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Climate_MAP_PP-UK-Scotland.pdf]
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 flagship technical support which is targeted at Member States wishing to address gaps in the implementation of the 'just transition' in their regions. [Originally posted at https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/default/files/b3-just_transition.pdf]
A 2022 position paper which sets out its inputs in response to the European Commission’s consultation with regard to certain reflection areas and aims to assess the actual proposal published in December 2021 by emphasising the positive elements and the remaining grey areas or negative elements. [Originally posted at https://www.eapn.eu/social-and-labour-aspects-of-the-just-transition-towards-climate-neutrality-eapn-position-paper/]
A 2022 paper, in which REScoop.eu formulates both opportunities and shortcomings of the European Commission's proposed social climate fund. [Originally posted at https://www.rescoop.eu/toolbox/making-sure-fit-for-55-is-fit-for-a-just-energy-transition]
A 2020 paper which criticizes the European Commission's draft regulation that aimed to create a "Just Transition Fund" within a mechanism of the same name, on the grounds of political and technical arguments. [Originally posted at https://www.robert-schuman.eu/en/doc/questions-d-europe/qe-567-en.pdf]
A 2020 study which provides a comprehensive analysis of how the EU can best ensure a ‘just transition’ in all its territories and for all its citizens with the tools at its disposal. It provides an overview and a critical assessment of the Commission's proposal, and suggests possible amendments based on best practices from other 'just transition' initiatives. [Originally posted at https://www.bruegel.org/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Bruegel-JTF-report-for-EP-BUDG2.pdf]
A 2022 policy brief which outlines the key conditions to ensure that the Social Climate Fund (SCF) delivers a 'just transition'. [Originally posted at https://institutdelors.eu/en/publications/an-inclusive-social-climate-fund-for-the-just-transition/]
A 2021 draft report which aims at outlining the transition process, including potential pathways to decarbonization in eight carbon-intensive districts of Bulgaria; assessing the economic, social and environmental impacts of decarbonization; and identifying economic diversification opportunities for each of the eight districts to address potential negative employment impacts. [Originally posted at https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/099850406022221065/p17433208e9b820909d860497e58cd4060]
A 2018 paper which argues that planning for a 'just transition' for impacted regions and sectors should be a key priority for the incoming Commission in order to reach climate goals and ensure decent jobs for workers and a sustainable future for communities. [Originally posted at https://ieep.eu/uploads/articles/attachments/48c9607d-0c50-48a4-a0e4-d7809e2f89ec/Think%202030%20Low-carbon%20economy%20for%20the%20EU.pdf?v=63710108760]
A 2020 amended proposal by the European power sector which amends the original proposal of the Just Transition Fund in a way that is inclusive of the the energy aspects the of the transition. It highlights the importance of shaping an instrument that is fit for purpose. [Originally posted at https://cdn.eurelectric.org/media/4434/eurelectric_amendments_jtf_final-2020-030-0269-01-e-h-EDE2BE9D.pdf]
A 2021 briefing by the European Parliament about the planned Just Transition Fund. As part of the European Green Deal, on 14 January 2020, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation to create the Just Transition Fund, aimed at supporting EU regions most affected by the transition to a low carbon economy. [Originally posted at https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2020/646180/EPRS_BRI(2020)646180_EN.pdf]
A 2020 policy brief which highlights and addresses three challenges facing 'just transition' in the EU. [Originally posted at https://www.egmontinstitute.be/content/uploads/2020/03/EPB-59-francesca_final.pdf?type=pdf]
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 ]
A May 2022 report from the European Commission outlining the work of four Working Groups of the Just Transition Platform. [Originally posted at https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/thefunds/jtf/scoping_paper_wg_horizontal_stakeholder_strategy.pdf]

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