Just Transition for All

A 2015 article which outlines a framework for achieving sustainable industrial transformation in pursuit of fulfilling the Paris Climate Agreement and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, with a focus on the impact on workers. [Originally posted at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41301-016-0040-2]
A 2022 research which discusses the importance of community engagement for a 'just transition' on the proposed geothermal lithium development. [Originally posted at https://scholarworks.calstate.edu/downloads/js956n08x]
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 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 2019 paper which aims to bring back to the fore the decisive role of adequate measures for skills identification, development and recognition, in order to create labour market infrastructure capable of integrating sustainable development with decent work principles. [Originally posted at https://ejcls.adapt.it/index.php/ejcls_adapt/article/view/703]
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 2021 briefing which summarises the findings of two workshops held at a fringe event in Glasgow City Council Chambers at COP26. The workshops involved hearing from nine speakers detailing international case studies where projects or governments implemented a 'just transition' in their nation or community. [Originally posted at https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/resrep39521.pdf]
A 2018 briefing paper which explores the relationship between South Africa’s Paris pledge and the concept of a 'just transition'. [Originally posted at https://benlparr.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/MSSI-Briefing-Paper_10_SA_2018.pdf]
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 2019 analysis of possible transition challenges and opportunities in the European energy, transport and agricultural sector finds that a framework for analysing and managing a 'just transition' needs to include the following aspects: employment and financial impacts, impacts on consumers and citizens, the geographic distribution of impacts and the impacts from climate change itself, in particular if action is delayed. [Originally posted at https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/resrep21749.pdf]
A 2022 report which finds that EU states' performances on 'just transition' are distinct across four broad regions; Scandinavia, eastern Europe, western Europe, and the Mediterranean. It discusses the nuances of fossil fuel embeddedness in the EU. This is followed by reflection on the importance of embedding fairness in the deployment of new renewable jobs. Finally, it considers the implications for a better-targeted financial mechanism for just transition alongside a fossil fuel divestment strategy. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800922003603]
A 2021 report, the result of a unique project between IPPR and London Citizens, which sets out the results of an extensive listening campaign, run by London Citizens, on the priorities for the next mayor of London. It charts how action on the climate crisis could help the capital to ‘build back better’ but only if economic and social justice are allied to climate action. [Originally posted at https://citizensuk.contentfiles.net/media/documents/london-a-just-transition-city-february-21.pdf]
A 2017 Presentation by Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, which took place at ACW All Team Meeting at York University, Toronto in November 2017. It summarizes the numbers of jobs in the fossil fuel industry by province and in the top-10 most fossil fuel dependent communities in Canada. It discusses the concept of “reactive” and “proactive” Just Transition. This presentation is more fully developed in the subsequent report "Making Decarbonization Work for Workers: Policies for a just transition to a zero-carbon economy" (https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/39435). [Originally posted at https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/39302]
A 2017 thesis which examines the barriers to realizing community choice aggregation. [Originally posted at https://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/111393/1003291792-MIT.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y]
A 2018 report which distinguishes between reactive 'just transition' policies, which are intended to minimize the harm to workers of decarbonization, and proactive just transition policies, which are intended to maximize the benefits. If the broad goal of a just transition is to ensure an equitable, productive outcome for all workers in the zero-carbon economy, a mix of reactive and proactive elements is necessary [Originally posted at https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/39435]

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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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