Just Transition for All

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 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 2020 research which examines energy sufficiency as a maximum quantity of energy associated with improvements in human well-being to inform a recalibration of energy targets among high-energy societies. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/10/2444]
A 2022 report which discusses the issue of 'just transition' and presents the general directions of Poland’s energy transition until 2040. [Originally posted at https://journals.pan.pl/Content/124617/PDF/01-Bro%C5%BCy%C5%84ski.pdf]
A 2022 exploratory research paper which sets out to unpack the misalignment between provincial climate policies and legislated commitments to reconciliation, the meaning of a 'just transition' to a low-carbon future, and how Indigenous clean energy projects and proponents are, and ought to be recognized as, leaders in this transition. [Originally posted at https://summit.sfu.ca/item/35325]
A 2022 theme issue which underlines the many ways in which political ecology is well-positioned to lead critical and engaged scholarship in support of energy/climate justice. [Originally posted at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/25148486221108164]
A 2020 paper which reviews the academic literature to understand the state of knowledge on how diffusion of low-carbon technologies impacts gender and social equity in intersectional ways. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629620303492]
A 2020 article which undertakes a systematic mapping of 649 cases of resistance movements to both fossil fuel (FF) and low carbon energy (LCE) projects, providing the most comprehensive overview of such place-based energy-related mobilizations to date. It finds that (1) Place-based resistance movements are succeeding in curbing both fossil-fuel and low-carbon energy projects. Over a quarter of projects encountering social resistance have been cancelled, suspended or delayed. (2) The evidence highlights that low carbon, renewable energy and mitigation projects are as conflictive as FF projects, and that both disproportionately impact vulnerable groups such as rural communities and Indigenous peoples. [Originally posted at https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abc197/meta]
A 2019 report which looks specifically at the manufacturing sector and what policy lessons can be learned from the last decade or more: is there more that could be done to bring greater numbers of the jobs in the Scottish renewables manufacturing supply chain to Scotland? And what are the implications of this for Scottish energy and industrial policy more broadly? [Originally posted at http://www.davidpowell.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/NEF_Re-energising-manufacturing_Nov.pdf]
A 2022 position paper which gathered evidence of the types of transformational changes which are necessary to transition in an effective and just manner to climate neutrality by 2050. [Originally posted at https://rural-interfaces.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Climate_MAP_PP-UK-Scotland.pdf]
A 2021 paper which reviews the regulatory and policy barriers to renewable energy in the country in relation to global growth, using South Africa as a case study. [Originally posted at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352925085_Legal_regulations_and_policy_barriers_to_development_of_renewable_energy_sources_in_South_Africa]
A 2020 study which explores the role of South African banks in mobilising the necessary financial resources for the country’s energy transition, and particularly the two important questions of whether there are presently sufficient funds, and whether the banks are presently promoting or delaying technological innovation in the renewable energy sector. [Originally posted at https://repository.up.ac.za/bitstream/handle/2263/79625/Mulibana_Transitioning_2020.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y]
A 2019 socioeconomic footprint analysis, which is based on the IRENA REmap energy transition roadmap 2018, explores a higher deployment of low-carbon technologies, mostly renewable energy and energy efficiency. [Originally posted at https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s41825-019-00018-6.pdf?pdf=button]
A 2020 report which provides an overview of recent employment trends at the global and EU-28 level related to the greening and decarbonisation of the economy, with a focus on the energy sector. [Originally posted at https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/343467849.pdf]
A 2020 thesis which analyzes Vermont as considered a leader in renewable energy transitions using energy justice or 'just transition' principles. [Originally posted at https://www.proquest.com/openview/72b7d3d2dcd3eff928e5b0a9908081fa/1.pdf?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y]
A 2021 editorial which explores different levels of analyses, as well as the methods to investigate the inherent complexities of potential renewable energy interventions as part of the energy transition—and especially how the levels of analyses can be integrated meaningfully, with the aim to inform more efficient decision and policy making. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/12/6920/htm]

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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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