Just Transition for All

General Reports
A 2016 report which argues that any 'just transition' to a green economy must take place on labor’s terms — not capital’s. [Originally posted at https://jacobin.com/2016/03/climate-labor-just-transition-green-jobs/]
A 2021 paper which examines how the elaboration of dietary transition widens the spectrum of justice questions in sustainability transitions research. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210422421000824]
A 2021 paper which takes a ‘whole system approach’ by exploring the different elements of the 'just transition' and building a multidimensional ‘Just Transition Social Ecosystem’ model. [Originally posted at https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10137958/1/COP26%20-%20FHE%20and%20the%20Just%20Transition%20Final.pdf]
A 2021 article which discusses issues related to the circular economy ideas applied to post-industrial facilities and infrastructure in Polish coal-mining areas. The aim of the article is to indicate directions for sustainability-oriented actions on reusing the remnants of closed mining plants and reshaping the areas which will be transformed under the 'just transition' principles. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/1/167]
A 2022 thesis which investigates what the role of organic agriculture is within the agricultural transition towards socially just practices. [Originally posted at https://studenttheses.uu.nl/handle/20.500.12932/42303]
A Green New Deal could put severe pressure on lands held by Indigenous and marginalized communities and reshape their ecologies into “green sacrifice zones.” Such cost shifting risks reproducing a form of climate colonialism in the name of 'just transition'. Avoiding cost shifts opens interdisciplinary research questions regarding land-use policy, economics, politics, and non-Eurocentric knowledge and leadership. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S259033222030542X]
A 2021 thesis which concludes that the Green New Deal’s proposed societal transformation aims to emerge from within capitalist institutions but has the potential to develop into a more transformative and potentially counter-hegemonic reform at a later stage, in this sense resembling a non-reformist reform. [Originally posted at https://lup.lub.lu.se/student-papers/search/publication/9046505]
A 2020 dissertation which explores the role of partnerships and collaborations as well as monitoring and evaluation in facilitating and accelerating equitable urban sustainability and resilience transformation, and concludes with the establishment of 'just transformative capacity'. [Originally posted at https://www.proquest.com/openview/bd9a59b627b0f0198dbf31b45d633e93/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y]
A 2018 report which aims to assess the Commission’s recently released sectoral proposals for the next 2021-2027 multi-annual financial framework. It explores the contribution of several instruments - Cohesion Policy Funds, European Social Fund Plus, InvestEU, Horizon Europe and European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - to the 'just transition' agenda. It also identifies options for the EU regulator to better align funds with this agenda. [Originally posted at https://www.euki.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/E3G-Report-Funding-the-just-transition-to-a-net-zero-economy-in-Europe.pdf]
A 2020 study which quantifies the short-term impacts of COVID and various recovery packages on 18 labor demand and income equality. [Originally posted at https://assets.researchsquare.com/files/rs-81303/v1_covered.pdf?c=1631842932]
A 2020 report which brings together ten progressive proposals that could pay for the costs of the pandemic and finance a 'just transition' to a better world. [Originally posted at https://longreads.tni.org/paying-for-just-transition]
A 2020 article which examines how COVID-19 impacts migrant workers and what can be done for their equitable transition after the pandemic is subdued. [Originally posted at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3666064]
A 2021 paper which draws on a taxonomy of sustainability litigation to describe three functions of counter corporate litigation: remedy, the search for justice through legal action; regulation, the enforcement of legal standards through the courts; and repression, the proscription of predatory business models. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/19/10742]
A 2020 research which examines energy sufficiency as a maximum quantity of energy associated with improvements in human well-being to inform a recalibration of energy targets among high-energy societies. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/10/2444]
A 2022 report which maps out the key stakeholder groups, focusing on domestic meat markets in high-consuming developed countries, and identifies guiding principles for a 'just transition' away from large-scale meat production and consumption. [Originally posted at https://www.sei.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/just-transition-meat-sector.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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