Energy Transition

Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all (International Labour Organization)

These Guidelines are both a policy framework and a practical tool to help countries at all levels of development manage the transition to low-carbon economies and can also help them achieve their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Read More

Steady Path: How a Transition to a Fossil-Free Canada is in Reach for Workers and Their Communities (Environmental Defence)

This brief investigates the actual state of employment in Canada’s fossil fuel industry. It explains why the clean economy transition is manageable for workers in fossil fuel industries and should start now and it provides ten principles that we should be following to make this transition fair and effective. Read More

Building Momentum for a Just Transition in Canada: Perspectives from civil society (International Institute for Sustainable Development)

In this study, the International Institute for Sustainable Development sought to identify how these groups define the just transition they are working toward, including what their goals and strategies are and key opportunities that could further just transition implementation and collaboration in Canada. To do so, IISD conducted surveys and semi-structured interviews with 48 organizations in Canada, including organized labour, environmental, Indigenous, and social organizations. Read More

Reconciliation through renewable energy? A survey of Indigenous communities, involvement, and peoples in Canada ()

This study explores whether and to what extent community energy—defined by deep engagement in process, as well as local and collective benefits—relates to elements of participation associated with reconciliation, both conceptually and empirically. Read More

Roadmap to a Canadian Just Transition Act: A path to a clean and inclusive economy (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

The Roadmap to a Canadian Just Transition Act is a report that takes the federal government’s commitment as its starting point and further explores the potential for a Just Transition Act to achieve a managed transition to a lower-carbon economy that minimizes the potential harms and maximizes the potential benefits for workers and their communities. Read More


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