Just Transition for All

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 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]
The restructuring of the Silesian economy is a long-term process which has started in the 1990s. It includes not only a gradual phase-out of coal mining but also much broader sectoral realignment from traditional industries towards modern manufacturing and services, in line with a broader transition which Poland has been undergoing since abandoning centrally planned economy and launching the process of integrating with the European Union. Today, these processes are already advanced, but significant challenges remain. 2021 is a crucial year for charting further transition pathways for the region, as two stakeholder processes are set to conclude in the coming months. The first one is the preparation of Territorial Just Transition Plan, and the second is developing mining restructuring strategy. [Originally posted at https://journals.ub.ovgu.de/index.php/NFL/article/view/2013]
A 2021 book which assesses the coal industry, theoretical debates about coal, and government’s role in a 'just transition' and sustainability. [Originally posted athttps://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-coal-and-energy-in-south-africa.html]
A 2021 paper which concludes that the 'just transition' strategy should be extended by issues strictly related to the situation of women in the future labor market. Additionally, the concept of a special hub for women, whose aim would be professional activation of women of various age groups, has been introduced. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/12/3372]
A 2022 report which analyzes the situation of workers in the mining supply chain. [Originally posted at https://www.cnvinternationaal.nl/_Resources/Persistent/a/8/0/e/a80e414827c77f5fc10dfc3ea960ae682276f287/CNVI-0352%20Profundo%20Mineral%20supply%20chains%20from%20Latin%20America%20221006%20def.pdf]
The energy transition currently taking place in the mining regions of the European Union poses many challenges that need to be addressed with a view to 2030 and 2050, of which the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is the key one. Initial results of the research project entitled “Models of a transition to a climate-neutral, circular economy for mining regions under transformation process”, which is developed in parallel with the transition of mining town Brzeszcze, are presented. The challenges, in the context of energy transition, for both the EU and local governments were identified on the basis of EU policies and the experience of the project team from the cooperation with the commune of Brzeszcze. A “research by design” method was used to develop model solutions. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/20/6674]
A 2017 report which argues that the time has come to address the controversial realities that as a global community we are currently facing: climate change and global warming. [Originally posted at https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/39294]
A publications which aims to shed a light on the necessary topdown approaches and strategic decisions on an EU or member-state level, but also on bottom-up initiatives on the local level stemming from municipal stakeholders or NGOs. [Originally posted at https://europeum.org/data/articles/empowering-serbian-csos-involved-in-the-decarbonization-process-through-the-v4-experience.pdf]
In the frame of growing pressure due to the CO2 emissions reduction initiatives; rapidly increasing renewable-power capacity; and cheap natural gas, the development of a modern mine land rehabilitation strategy is considered as a prerequisite for mitigating the social and economic impacts for the local communities. In the case of western Macedonia lignite mines, these prospects are investigated based on a PEST (political, economic, social, technological) analysis of seven alternative land uses. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/15/3995]
A 2019 paper which assess the existing knowledge base to better understand the economic, social and political consequences of mine closure at the national and subnational scales. [Originally posted at https://cdn.sei.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/navigating-coal-mining-closure-and-societal-change.pdf]
A 2020 paper which addresses the following questions: 1. What have been the documented distributional impacts of past declines in natural resource extraction, disaggregated by gender and by age? 2. How have distributional impacts been mitigated in the past? [Originally posted at https://www.sei.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/distributional-impacts-of-mining-transitions-1.pdf]
A 2022 paper which seeks to address the question: how were people “brought in” for the production of coal during socialism, how were they subsequently “pushed out”, and how challenging is it now for the Jiu Valley strategy to reassemble a network to support the post-coal transition? [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/11/7/1022]
A 2020 study which focuses on China, India, the US, and Australia, which represent 70% of global coal production, and investigates: (1) the local solar and wind capacity required in each coal mining area to enable all coal miners to transition to solar/wind jobs; (2) whether there are suitable solar and wind power resources in coal mining areas in order to install solar/wind plants and create those jobs; and (3) the scale of renewables deployment required to transition coal miners in areas suitable for solar/wind power. [Originally posted at https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6c6d/meta]
A 2022 report which aims to deliver a policy blueprint and toolkit for the 'just transition', particularly for workers in energy/mining, transport, and agriculture. [Originally posted at http://mediadon.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/COSATU-Just-Transition-Blueprint-Full-version.pdf]
A 2021 report which evaluates the fossil fuel sectors and the following key allied industrial sectors : 1. Thermal power 2. Iron & Steel 3. Cement 4. Fertiliser 5. Road Transport [Originally posted at https://iforest.global/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Five-Rs-Single.pdf[

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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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