Just Transition for All

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A 2022 study by the U.S.-based Good Jobs First which explores whether state economic subsidies for the electric vehicle industry are an effective and wise use of public money. [Originally posted at: https://goodjobsfirst.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/EV-Megadeals-or-Resilience.pdf]
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 2019 analysis of possible transition challenges and opportunities in the European energy, transport and agricultural sector finds that a framework for analysing and managing a 'just transition' needs to include the following aspects: employment and financial impacts, impacts on consumers and citizens, the geographic distribution of impacts and the impacts from climate change itself, in particular if action is delayed. [Originally posted at https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/resrep21749.pdf]
A 2022 paper which first describes how the EU is planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from road transport and buildings. Secondly, it discusses which groups in society are likely to be affected the most by the measures envisioned, building on the example of Sweden. It then discusses whether price signals alone drive a reduction in greenhouse gas footprints and how the proposed Social Climate Fund can contribute to a just transition for households across the EU. The conclusion presents policy recommendations. [Originally posted at https://www.sei.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/sei-report-eu-ets-strambo-june-2022-2.pdf]
A 2022 report which examines the climate crisis in Rhode Island and outlines a set of high-impact climate jobs recommendations designed to maximize the state's actions to do three things: 1) Create thousands of good-paying, high-quality jobs that help reverse inequality, 2) Drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and meet the state's Act on Climate targets, and 3) Invest in infrastructure that will make Rhode Island communities healthier, more resilient and more equitable. [Originally posted at https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/110931]
A 2020 paper, prepared by member faculty scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform, which provides policy recommendations for the US in energy usage to help protect the climate and provide equitable access. Sections focus on electricity, transportation, public lands, climate justice, and governance mechanisms. [Originally posted at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3766500]
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 2022 report from the Australian Climateworks Centre exploring the steps to accelerate and support Australia’s transition to electric vehicles. [Originally posted at https://www.climateworkscentre.org/resource/accelerating-ev-uptake-policies-to-realise-australias-electric-vehicle-potential/]
A 2022 report which stresses the urgency to act and recommends a variety of immediate and long-term actions to be implemented by governments, businesses and society. The authors depict the current and the desired situation and elaborate on trends, posing opportunities and obstacles for the transformation of the transport sector. [Originally posted at https://changing-transport.org/wp-content/uploads/202204_NDC-TIA-Council_The-Path-to-Zero.pdf]
A 2022 report which aims to deliver a policy blueprint and toolkit for the 'just transition', particularly for workers in energy/mining, transport, and agriculture. [Originally posted at http://mediadon.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/COSATU-Just-Transition-Blueprint-Full-version.pdf]
A 2021 report which evaluates the fossil fuel sectors and the following key allied industrial sectors : 1. Thermal power 2. Iron & Steel 3. Cement 4. Fertiliser 5. Road Transport [Originally posted at https://iforest.global/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Five-Rs-Single.pdf[
A 2020 study which examines the economy-wide employment implications of an accelerated shift towards greener land transport in the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). [Originally posted at https://thepep.unece.org/sites/default/files/2020-05/THEPEP%20-%20Green%20jobs%20in%20transport.pdf]
A 2019 paper which argues that if managed in the right way, the decarbonisation of the city, adaptation to climate change and building resilience to weather extremes can be planned and implemented in a way which simultaneously improves the wellbeing of all and protects the livelihoods of the most vulnerable. This approach is at the heart of what is known as a ‘just transition.’ [Originally posted at https://www.ccinnolab.org/uploads/media/A%20Just%20Transition%20for%20Hong%20Kong.pdf]
A 2021 paper which discusses how long-term security for workers and affected communities can be guaranteed, without returning to business as before. [Originally posted at https://stay-grounded.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/SG_Just-Transition-Paper_2021.pdf]
A 2022 study which takes the case of a country with a high level of primary energy share that is renewable – Iceland – as well as high living standards, showing how energy and transport poverty are both possible and precariously experienced. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032122004348]
A 2022 report which highlights key policies and investments needed to achieve South Africa’s climate goals through a “triple transition” that is low-carbon, climate-resilient and just. [Originally posted at https://reliefweb.int/report/south-africa/south-africa-country-climate-and-development-report-october-2022]

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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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