Just Transition for All

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 2022 study which elucidates how to shift to carbon-neutral agriculture in such a way that dairy farmers perceive this systemic change as justified and acceptable. The results indicate that from the farmers' perspective, three key justice issues need consideration: 1) profitability of farming, 2) blaming of farmers, and 3) use of agricultural peatlands. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0743016722000225]
A 2021 study which argues that "risk blindness" in local perspectives about the Alberta oil sands could be amplified by dominant institutional narratives that contradict scientific research and international climate policy. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221042242100085X]
A 2019 briefing paper which finds, among other results, that efficient and effective use of available funds for regional transition strategies are crucial to create economic perspectives and ensure social stability in regions. [Originally posted at https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/resrep21748.pdf]
As countries worldwide transition to a low-carbon economy (in particular, by the development of renewable energy sources), the increasing fluctuation in renewable energy production requires new flexibility options within the electricity system in order to guarantee security of supply. It is advanced in this paper that such a flexibility transition with an active participation of industry in general has unique potential: It will not only promote green industrial development, but also become an engine for inclusive industrial development and growth as well as delivering a 'just transition' to a low-carbon economy. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261920305389]
A 2022 project which uses a case study of Harstad, a municipality that aims to be both “The Environmental City” and “The Oil Capitol of the North,” to shed light on the entry points and road blocks for balancing climate rights, especially the rights of future generations, and a 'just transition', especially the socioeconomic rights of workers and communities that rely on the oil and gas industry, at the local level. [Originally posted at https://www.duo.uio.no/handle/10852/95905]
A 2022 report which provides an overview of the status quo in the sector on a European level with regards to a 'just transition' and proposes policies to make it just and sustainable. [Originally posted at https://nexteconomylab.de/wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Report_Just-Transition-in-the-European-Automotive-Industry-%E2%80%93-Insights-from-Affected-Stakeholders.pdf]
A 2022 study which explores direct and indirect employment impacts that could result from the low-carbon transition by analysing the effect of oil price fluctuations on the labour market of Alberta, a Canadian province economically reliant on oil sands extraction. [Originally posted at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14693062.2022.2086843]
A paper which argues that the only means of making the transition to low carbon just is by creating jobs for the affected coal miners. [Originally posted at https://d1wqtxts1xzle7.cloudfront.net/74636430/Just_Transition_South_Africa-libre.pdf?1636892183=&response-content-disposition=inline%3B+filename%3DHow_can_the_transition_to_a_low_carbon_e.pdf&Expires=1672091274&Signature=TVPqhWHH-5iRxcAzUmh-JvTjYEY7MaUKpyO7gmxXWUaSlJkJEVnjEBW4AkyS4Vl2MnX8NhqSM1WHWwyPLi69O1XRbPJzACUJXN7eqMZoUi6noMRaMXBswEi7okqBDZlVi41ZgTdfEgc90GLKvaMmNZmtkup7~DH4QhIuADWggGU2PN49PvH~4wEBmDzjmSKYP7ZPQpdIgIYrCZ~6zkAfl4SoAZh~8Sg0Q4lKjR-zkcBK0ZN8gywK3R095IkgE365EkPP9sJZr-zgw0mAltTTMSh7T5-S2AP2P1Jm88fZK6JjPIBxJq79xH-aQrfm3PPj3E4Wnnem~HQ6BGNelIPeIA__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJLOHF5GGSLRBV4ZA]
A 2022 policy brief which identifies key challenges and the steps requires to meet them in order to industrialise and develop climate-smart food regional value chains. [Originally posted at https://www.uj.ac.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/sarchi-pb-2022-01-kaziboni-and-roberts-february-2022.pdf]
A 2022 research which is based on a single-case study of the Ustecky region, in which data was collected based on desk research. A theoretical framework on the potential of cross-border cooperation (CBC) to mitigate the socio-economic challenges was developed, which was applied on the case of the Ustecky region with the help of document analysis. The analysis concluded that CBC can contribute in various ways to mitigate the socio-economic transition challenges, especially in regards to regional competitiveness and funding. [Originally posted at http://essay.utwente.nl/92166/]
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 2022 edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook which explores options for the region to recast its production models, transform its energy matrix and create better jobs in the process. It argues that, for this transition to be just, stronger social protection systems and open dialogue must help build new, sustainable social contracts. In support of this ambitious agenda, the report presents an array of financing options, including green finance, and advocates for renewed international partnerships. [Originally posted at https://repositorio.cepal.org/handle/11362/48415]
A 2022 dissertation which explores the contribution of renewable energy to sustainable development, “decent work” and the “just transition” to a lowcarbon economy in South Africa. [Originally posted at https://scholar.sun.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10019.1/124613/malope_power_2022.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y]
A 2021 paper which aims to highlight the challenges posed by the Just Transition Mechanism in two selected Polish transition territories (Upper Silesia and Bełchatów Basin). [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/10/10/1072]

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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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