Just Transition for All

A 2019 paper which aims to bring back to the fore the decisive role of adequate measures for skills identification, development and recognition, in order to create labour market infrastructure capable of integrating sustainable development with decent work principles. [Originally posted at https://ejcls.adapt.it/index.php/ejcls_adapt/article/view/703]
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 2022 analysis which explores the skills, attributes, beliefs, and attitudes for Just Transition Activists required in the pursuit of systemic change in the energy system. [Originally posted at https://scholarship.richmond.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1540&context=pilr]
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 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 paper which examines the risks for workers in Northern Ireland from decarbonisation in particular, identifying the sectors and the geographic areas most at risk from transition. It will also examine some of the elements needed to embed a 'just transition' in principle and practice in Northern Irish climate policy. [Originally posted at https://www.nerinstitute.net/sites/default/files/2021-01/Planning%20a%20Just%20Transition%20for%20NI%20Jan%2021.pdf]
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 2019 report which identifies workers in sectors and regions at high-risk in the transition and examine their skills profiles while keeping the principles of 'just transition' in mind. [Originally posted at https://www.nerinstitute.net/sites/default/files/research/2019/working%20paper%20series%20no%2065_final.pdf]
A 2021 paper which is the first of the “Stakeholders in the Just Transition” series, aims to assess the ways in which financial actors can better incorporate the dimension of workers into their strategies, to mitigate risks associated with the transition and maximize the opportunities it can bring about. [Originally posted at https://financefortomorrow.com/app/uploads/2021/02/F4T_Integrating-workers-into-investment-and-financing-frameworks.pdf]
A 2022 blog which reports on the project on a 'just transition' to electric vehicles in the automotive sector (with Alex de Ruyter, Sally Weller, Ian Henry, Al Rainnie, and Beverley Nielsen) that was funded by the British Academy, and the implications for the West Midlands. The focus here is on what skills mix is needed and where skills gaps are, and what the role of government should be to facilitate the transition. [Originally posted at https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/13316/1/A%20Just%20Transition%20to%20an%20Electric%20Vehicle%20Production%20System.pdf]
A 2022 conference proceedings which reflect the views of the stakeholders (policymakers, industry leaders, academia, and researchers) on the impact of the ongoing electric vehicle transition on the workforce of the automotive and transport industries and ways to ensure a 'just transition'. The proceedings also highlight some of the recommendations shared by the stakeholders on minimizing the adverse impacts of the transition and the need for skill development initiatives, at the national and state levels, to optimize employment opportunities and reduce skill shortages during the electric vehicle transition. [Originally posted at https://www.wri.org/research/just-transition-and-skill-development-electric-vehicle-industry]
A 2021 report which proposes three policy options to uplift communities that is suffering from financial downfall during the energy transition shift by providing subsidies to renewable energy companies that expand operations in former coal communities, reclaim the land, and provide job retraining. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencepolicyjournal.org/article_1038126_jspg180202.html]
A 2021 report which serves as an update to the previous analysis, and utilizes new data obtained from RESI’s GGRA Plan Analysis that was conducted for the state of Maryland. [Originally posted at https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/air/ClimateChange/Documents/2030%20GGRA%20Plan/Just%20Transition%20Study%20Update.pdf]
A 2021 paper which aims to contribute to unpacking the meaning of a 'just transition' and the tools to foster it. It discusses the three key dimensions of a just transition - procedural, distributive and restorative justice - highlighted the varying degrees of ambition existing in different framings and review the policy toolbox for each of the three dimensions. [Originally posted at https://www.tips.org.za/just-transition/item/4221-policy-toolbox-for-a-just-transition]
A 2022 report which analyzes the variety of skills required to support a 'just transition' to more decentralised and smart low carbon energy systems (defined as ‘smart local energy systems’) in England by drawing on a systematic literature review and a case study delineated by the 38 English Local Enterprise Partnerships. [Originally posted at https://pure.strath.ac.uk/ws/portalfiles/portal/133160508/Bray_etal_EIST_2022_Skills_deployment_for_a_just_net_zero_energy_transition.pdf]
A 2018 report which highlights the need for utility companies to work more closely with investors to both highlight the economic opportunities presented by investing in the 'just transition' and to collaborate to develop innovative financing solutions. [Originally posted at https://www.sustainability.com/globalassets/sustainability.com/thinking/pdfs/sa-commonthreads-deepdive-energy.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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