Just Transition for All

North America Unions
This 2021 declaration outlines the U.S. United Mine Workers of America's principles for energy transition "that will enhance opportunities for miners, their families and their communities are built around three simple goals: preserve coal jobs, create new jobs, and preserve coalfield families and communities." [Originally posted at https://umwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/UMWA-Preserving-Coal-Country-2021.pdf]
A 2022 study where the researchers focus on in-depth interviews conducted in 2019 and 2020 with 48 labor union members and leaders in varied occupations from eight national unions located in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Energy workers' views on climate change were varied, but contrary to stereotypes about blue-collar workers “climate skeptic” views were held by only a few. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629622000184]
A 2018 report which explores the circumstances leading to the phase-out and the actions taken by affected players for those who may draw inspiration and lessons from Alberta: policy-makers, campaigners, environmental groups, the coal industry and others transitioning to a low-carbon economy. [Originally posted at https://www.iisd.org/publications/report/end-coal-albertas-coal-phase-out]
A 2021 report which seeks to identify how civil society and organized labour groups define the 'just transition' they are working toward, including what their goals and strategies are and key opportunities that could further 'just transition' implementation and collaboration in Canada. [Originally posted at https://www.iisd.org/publications/building-just-transition-canada-civil-society]
A 2020 report which contains communication guidance for civil society representatives, policymakers and academics engaging in conversation with those who work in these industries and the communities they support on the concept of 'just transition'. [Originally posted at https://climateoutreach.org/reports/broadening-engagement-with-just-transition/]

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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