report released today asks, "Who is included in a Just Transition?"

We are happy to announce that today we released a new study that asks, "Who is included in a Just Transition?" by Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood and Zaee Deshpande.

It finds that although coal workers are at greatest direct risk of job losses, many other workers in those communities are also threatened.

The study is entitled, "Who is included in a Just Transition? Considering social equity in Canada’s shift to a zero-carbon economy" and it was co-published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change research program (ACW).

You can read more in the Toronto Star

Download the report from the CCPA of ACW websites:

This report investigates whether the emerging policy consensus on just transition is consistent with the principles of social justice and equity more broadly. Rather than discuss the necessity of a just transition to a zero-carbon economy in Canada, this report is specifically concerned with the question of whether a just transition, as it is currently being pursued at the policy level, truly achieves justice for all workers by redressing inequities or, at a minimum, by not exacerbating them. In this sense, we expand the scope of the just transition discourse beyond the current mainstream understanding of the term. The report concludes that a truly just transition should address and incorporate social equity from the outset.

Steven Staples
Grant Manager, ACW

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