Just Transition for All

A 2021 study which examines how solar energy went from subsidies to record-setting competitiveness in Portugal. [Originally posted at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15567249.2021.1922547]
A 2021 report which provides a regional analysis of an energy transition that builds on a 100% renewable energy goal for Southeast Asia by 2050 using the region’s renewable energy from wind, water, geothermal, and solar sources. [Originally posted at https://th.boell.org/sites/default/files/2021-12/Towards%20a%20just%20regional%20energy%20transition.pdf]
A 2012 report which highlights occupational safety and health (OSH) as an integral part of the promotion of green jobs and a greener economy to achieve an economic and social development that is also environmentally sustainable. [Originally posted at https://www.ilo.org/safework/info/WCMS_175600/lang--en/index.htm]
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 2021 work which adapts a methodology based on employment factors to project future changes in quantity and composition of direct energy supply jobs for two scenarios - (1) relatively weak emissions reductions as pledged in the nationally determined contributions (NDC) and (2) stringent reductions compatible with the 1.5 °C target. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421521005073]
A 2020 study which focuses on China, India, the US, and Australia, which represent 70% of global coal production, and investigates: (1) the local solar and wind capacity required in each coal mining area to enable all coal miners to transition to solar/wind jobs; (2) whether there are suitable solar and wind power resources in coal mining areas in order to install solar/wind plants and create those jobs; and (3) the scale of renewables deployment required to transition coal miners in areas suitable for solar/wind power. [Originally posted at https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6c6d/meta]
A 2022 article which proposes a second approach to ethics and justice in an energy transition, which is described as systemic or societal in scope. [Originally posted at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11948-022-00383-4]
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 2011 report which provides a segmented view of the net direct job creation expected in the formal economy across a wide range of technologies/activities that may be classified as green or contributing to the greening of the economy. The report aims to contribute to strategic planning. It highlights implementation challenges to unlock the green economy's potential. [Originally posted at https://www.tips.org.za/just-transition/item/4056-green-jobs-an-estimation-of-the-direct-employment-potential-of-greening-the-south-african-economy]
A 2019 report which focuses on how to design auctions to achieve objectives beyond price discovery. [Originally posted at http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/file/IRENA_RE%20Auctions_Status%20and%20trends_2019.pdf]
A 2021 report which offers clear and robust evidence for debates on business accountability, uncovering the dark side of the “clean” energy industries. Authors expect this analysis will be a useful addition to the 'just transition' debate and help achieve the urgently needed reforms in the regions highlighted, where communities continue to face abuse. [Originally posted at https://media.business-humanrights.org/media/documents/RE_LATAM_final_English.pdf]
A 2022 article which proposes the energy justice framework can benefit from a radical reframing to expose broader structural injustices in the transitions towards a net-zero energy system. [Originally posted at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1523908X.2021.1992266]
A 2021 paper which is an update of a 2017 publication written for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in Viet Nam on a Socially Just Energy Transition in Viet Nam. This energy transition must deliver a large part of Viet Nam’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation, provide access to clean energy for all, and create opportunities for decent jobs and micro-businesses for the rural poor, women and ethnic minorities. [Originally posted at https://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/vietnam/18201-20210907.pdf]
A 2021 dissertation which seeks to answer the question: what are the technical, policy, and perceptual pathways, barriers, and opportunities for just transition to 100% renewable electricity in the U.S., at a state and local levels? [Originally posted at https://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2290&context=etdr]
A 2022 report which provides an overview of the status of non-conventional renewable energy sources (such as geothermal, wind, solar, biomass and small hydroelectric plants (IEA/IRENA 2019)), renewable energy targets and legal and regulatory frameworks adopted in four post-Soviet countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine. [Originally posted at https://www.pwyp.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Final_Report_Energy_Transitions_Eurasia_PWYP.pdf]
A 2022 scoping paper which explores the human rights dimensions of renewable energy and the energy transition in Kenya. It seeks to serve as a resource for stakeholder engagement and discussion in working towards a human rights-based energy transition in Kenya. [Originally posted at https://www.humanrights.dk/sites/humanrights.dk/files/media/document/Kenya%20Energy%20Transition%20and%20Human%20Rights%20Scoping_accessible.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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