Just Transition for All

A 2020 policy brief which examines the impact of COVID-19 on sustainability initiatives in the fashion industry. [Originally posted at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15487733.2020.1829848]
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 2021 study which revolves around two questions. The first question in the ethics of carbon pricing is whether the latter two (price and quantity instruments) are preferable to command and control regulation. The second question is, if so, how should we evaluate the relative merits of price and quantity instruments. The author canvasses relevant arguments to explain different ways of addressing these important policy questions, suggesting that carbon pricing is preferable to command and control regulation, and that price instruments have the theoretical edge over quantity instruments. [Originally posted at https://compass.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/phc3.12803]
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]
A 2015 article which investigates how the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) developed an approach to climate justice and is intervening to shape policy around the 'just transition' in South Africa. [Originally posted at https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/globallabour/article/view/2325]
A 2022 research which explores the potential of carbon fiscal reforms, combining a carbon tax of levels deemed appropriate to achieve climate targets and the transfer of the revenues raised to vulnerable households. [Originally posted at https://www.econstor.eu/handle/10419/266567]
A 2022 policy brief which argues that a globally 'just transition' requires international support for developing countries that takes into account their realities, capacities, and priorities. [Originally posted at https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/publication/PB_141.pdf]
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 2021 social empirical research which explores the feasibility of a justice-based sanitation approach guiding a transition towards societies with universal access to sanitation services. [Originally posted at https://epb.bibl.th-koeln.de/frontdoor/deliver/index/docId/1830/file/2021.07.13_Master_Thesis_IWRM-Sumit_Sharma.pdf]
A 2020 research which focuses on analysing the policy process of the 'just transition' fund during the stages of agenda-setting and policy formulation. [Originally posted at https://theses.ubn.ru.nl/handle/123456789/10500]
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 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 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 2018 paper which lays out key considerations for addressing key distributional impacts of carbon pricing policy. [Originally posted at https://www.adelphi.de/en/system/files/mediathek/bilder/Addressing%20distributional%20impacts%20of%20carbon%20pricing%20policies%20-%20adelphi.pdf]
A 2021 thesis which aims to emphasize the necessity of actor engagement in energy transitions in the EU. [Originally posted at https://is.muni.cz/th/snu6d/?obdobi=jaro%202016;kod=BKV_VESP]
A 2020 policy brief which argues that action to green the UK’s building stock lags far behind what is needed to meet the UK’s net-zero emissions by 2050 target and that a 'just transition' in the housing sector has to be inclusive and place-based. [Originally posted at https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Financing-a-just-transition-to-net-zero-emissions-in-the-UK-housing-sector.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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