How Do We Manage a Just Transition? A Comparative Review of National and Regional Just Transition Initiatives

Date

2021

Authors

Krawchenko, Tamara Antonia
Gordon, Megan

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Volume Title

Publisher

Sustainability

Abstract

The concept of a ‘just transition’ encompasses political and policy imperatives to minimize the harmful impacts of industrial and economic transitions on workers, communities, and society more generally, and to maximize their potential benefits. This imperative has gained heightened importance as governments commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A wide range of policies, strategies and initiatives have been adopted by national and regional governments to facilitate and help manage a just transition. It is a concept that is increasingly being put into practice. This scoping study identifies and compares strategies, policies, and practices that are presently being implemented in order to manage a just transition across 25 countries and 74 regions alongside European Unionlevel policies. This work develops a typology of policy instruments to manage just transitions and identifies implementation gaps and leading practices.

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Keywords

just transition, energy transition, regional development, public policy, governance, OECD, European Union

Citation

Krawchenko, T. A. & Gordon, M. (2021). How Do We Manage a Just Transition? A Comparative Review of National and Regional Just Transition Initiatives. Sustainability, 13(11), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116070.