Just Transition for All

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 study which explores how the forest bioeconomy discourses are downscaled in the development of the forest peripheries in East and North Finland. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389934122000879]
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 report which investigates the following questions: How intensively should it work to adapt to previous and predicted damages caused by climate change, given the uncertainty of global mitigation efforts? How much will it cost to reduce GHG emissions? How can the private sector be mobilized to help achieve Vietnam’s climate goals? Are there trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation investments? Are there trade-offs between economic growth, poverty reduction, and climate action, and how can they be managed? Which sectors and regions should be prioritized? What are the distributional implications of a low-carbon, climate-resilient growth path? [Originally posted at https://reliefweb.int/report/viet-nam/vietnam-country-climate-and-development-report]
A 2021 paper which provides a summary of how a proposed Just Transition Transaction (JTT) could be put together. [Originally posted at https://meridianeconomics.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-09-28_What-is-the-JTT_Final-Report.pdf]
A 2021 paper which discusses a comprehensive strategy for implementing Mexico’s climate mitigation commitments. [Originally posted at https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2021/10/18/A-Comprehensive-Climate-Mitigation-Strategy-for-Mexico-494708]
A 2021 policy report which argues that it is time to rediscover the roots of our resilience by grounding land policy in collective action and democratic forms of land politics. This is based on an understanding of land not as a commodity but as a common resource, a living territory and a natural landscape. It corresponds closely with a philosophy of land stewardship: a deep and abiding relationship to land that is based on care-taking and an appreciation that land is held in trust, for now and for future generations. [Originally posted at https://www.tni.org/en/roots-of-resilience]
A 2020 report which foregrounds distributive, procedural and recognition aspects of social justice that are central to Indonesia’s climate mitigation efforts and transition to a green, low carbon economy. [Originally posted at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344549919_Toward_a_Socially_Just_Transition_to_Low_Carbon_Development_The_Case_of_Indonesia]
A 2021 report which explores 'just transition' readiness found that the most-exposed companies globally are generally under-prepared for the coming disruption to workforces, supply chains, communities and consumers caused by the transition to net zero. [Originally posted at https://assets.website-files.com/5df9172583d7eec04960799a/61b1ecee7929380a0fdba25b_BX10329_MCO-ESG%20Solutions_Just%20Transition-DEC2021.pdf]
A 2017 thesis which examines the Government of British Columbia’s 'Supports for Interior Forestry Workers’ programs in response to the 2019 forest sector downturn and describes lessons about how impacted workers and community members evaluate transition management based on their perceptions and values. This work also offers principles and practices for delivering 'just transition' policy and program supports. It suggests that the government of British Columbia must adjust existing supports and proactively develop policy measures to manage and mitigate the negative consequences of future transitions in collaboration with other key actors. [Originally posted at https://dam-oclc.bac-lac.gc.ca/download?is_thesis=1&oclc_number=1287015047&id=8d83b527-5111-460c-a7b6-657ce9f4e245&fileName=file.pdf]
This 2021 brief from the Asian Development Bank examines the potential negative impacts of climate action in non-energy sectors including transport, waste, forestry, agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. It also underlines the social facet of climate action and highlights the need for policymakers to consider these potential impacts in the preparation and implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies. [Originally posted at https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/746406/adb-brief-195-just-transition-beyond-energy-sector.pdf]
A 2021 discussion paper which is based on interviews with over a dozen foresters and practitioners. It explores some reasons why intensive forestry is neither fair nor sustainable and puts forward a new vision of a diverse and thriving forest-based sector where all actors receive their fair share. [Originally posted at https://www.fern.org/publications-insight/a-just-transition-2401/]

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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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