The Future of Just Transitions

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The Future of Just Transitions

Theory and Implementation

9781802208740 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Darren McCauley, Professor of Environmental and Social Justice, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University, UK Tracy-Lynn Field, Professor, Wits School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Raphael Heffron, Professor, Laboratory Energy and Environmental Transitions, University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, France and Iain Todd, Visiting Professor, Erasmus School for Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University, the Netherlands
Publication Date: September 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80220 874 0 Extent: c 224 pp
This book explores the theory and history behind just transitions, highlighting the social and political influences that have shaped the concept, and investigating the challenges it poses. Bridging theory with practice, it assesses critical transitions and advocates for inclusive approaches that manage employment impacts and engage communities in the move towards renewable energy.

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This book explores the theory and history behind just transitions, highlighting the social and political influences that have shaped the concept, and investigating the challenges it poses. Bridging theory with practice, it assesses critical transitions and advocates for inclusive approaches that manage employment impacts and engage communities in the move towards renewable energy.

With a comprehensive coverage of the topic, the book offers both practical advice and theoretical insights, particularly focusing on navigating methodological challenges and understanding quantitative methodologies in the context of transitioning to a low-carbon economy. The book discusses the implications of energy decentralisation for a just transition and the importance of considering distributional justice and spatial injustices to ensure all benefit from the shift towards sustainable energy. Ultimately, it calls for innovative ways to actively involve communities to make sure that everyone’s voices are heard in the move to renewable energy, and to manage the employment consequences of transitioning towards a cleaner economy.

The Future of Just Transitions is a must-read for scholars, researchers and students of environmental law, energy law and policy, sustainable development, renewable energy technology and global and transnational law. Policymakers, strategists and stakeholders in renewable energy sectors, international agencies and NGOs will also benefit from the book’s valuable policy recommendations.
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