Just Transition for All

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 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 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 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 2020 study which examines potential improvements to Alberta’s employment services system and its active labour market policies to better support young oil and gas workers in their adjustment. [Originally posted at https://summit.sfu.ca/item/20104]
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]
A 2021 policy brief which is the first in a series to be published as part of the Centre for Energy Policy’s role in the Scotland’s Net Zero Infrastructure (SNZI) project. The first research challenge is to understand how a new Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Transport and Storage (T&S) industry servicing a Scottish regional cluster links into the Scottish and UK economies. The first question is what does the T&S supply chain look like? As a benchmark, the authors consider how introduction of a new T&S industry, initially servicing industrial capture in the Scottish Grangemouth cluster, might impact the wider UK economy if it shared the same supply chain structure as the existing Oil and Gas (O&G) industry. [Originally posted at https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/78261/]
A 2022 paper which assesses an inclusive energy transition policy co-design experiment in Ida-Virumaa, a region in Estonia historically dominated by the oil shale industry and with scarce experience of cross-sector collaboration to date. [Originally posted at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/eet.2007]
A 2021 book which builds on an international workshop held between 25 and 27 June 2019 in Jena, Germany. The workshop was hosted by the Junior Research Group “Bioeconomy and Inequalities. Transnational Entanglements and Interdependencies in the Bioenergy Sector”, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). [Originally posted at https://library.oapen.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.12657/49529/9783030689445.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y]
A 2018 dissertation which delves deep into community history to understand how the evolution of corporate community relations practices have shaped regional racial formation, community development, and community organizing in Richmond. [Originally posted at https://repository.library.northeastern.edu/files/neu:m044c6338/fulltext.pdf]
A 2022 report which develops a novel estimate of the revenues generated by fossil fuels for all governments in the United States, then estimates how those revenues change under three stylized scenarios through 2050: Business-as-usual, 2°Celsius, and 1.5°Celsius. [Originally posted at https://media.rff.org/documents/WP_22-3_-_Fiscal_Implications.pdf]
A 2022 study which is oriented around the question: how do those living and working in the Canadian Oil Sands interpret the proposal for a 'just transition'? [Originally posted https://open.library.ubc.ca/soa/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0415861]
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[
A 2019 book chapter which provides the input data for two different employment development calculation methods: The quantitative analysis, which looks into the overall number of jobs in renewable and fossil fuel industries and the occupational analysis which looks into specific job categories required for the solar and wind sector as well as the oil, gas, and coal industry. Results are given with various figures and tables. [Originally posted at https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-05843-2_10]
A 2021 project report in which the team worked on the 'just transition' to post-oil heating project for 12 weeks. The team went through the course design process, starting with a research phase, identifying the different needs of the stakeholders involved and mapping the systems to gain a deeper insight into the problem context, and then finding solutions, from a user perspective, with behavioural concerns. [Originally posted at https://dfg-course.aalto.fi/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/License-to-Heat-Final-Report-1.pdf]
A 2021 study which aims to analyze the energy transition from the following perspective: that is over-all to show that its trajectory is complex and dependent on the action of several actors. [Originally posted at https://www.industriall-union.org/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/2021/Energy/sr_energy_transition_en_v13.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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