Just Transition for All

South America Unions
A 2021 paper which focuses on how Argentina and Chile, with a high percentage of informality in their economies and their labour markets, have embedded 'just transition' into their legal orders through the submission of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/17/9616]
A 2020 paper which provides analysis of the current state of circular economy policies in Latin America and the Caribbean and identifies priority issues for governments, businesses, civil society and the research community. [Originally posted at https://www.unido.org/sites/default/files/files/2020-09/circular_economy_lac.pdf]
A 2018 report which sets out a set of voluntary actions to increase energy access in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and it is structured as follow: the vision of the Argentine Presidency for the G20 as it relates to improving energy access and affordability in the LAC region; describes the issues relating to getting to and maintaining universal electricity access; describes actions to use access to promote stronger economic and social development; addresses access to clean cooking and residential heat; sets out various factors that are common to the several forms of energy access and which can increase the effectiveness and impact of access efforts. [Originally posted at https://biblioteca.olade.org/opac-tmpl/Documentos/old0418.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 2021 paper which conducts a scoping review of current household energy use patterns and trends in rural Latin America, with the objective of identifying strategies that help promote just and fair transitions in the region. [Originally posted at https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac28b2/pdf]
A 2022 study which explores the synergies and linkages between post-COVID 19 crisis recovery approaches and the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean. It aims to identify recovery strategies for key sectors and technologies based on changes in policies, institutions, regulations and investments in such a way that it leads to more sustainable ways to produce and consume energy and the decarbonization of the economy. [Originally posted at https://repositorio.cepal.org/bitstream/handle/11362/47868/3/S2100949_en.pdf]

Hot Reports

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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