Just transition: Integrating climate, energy and environmental justice

Darren M. McCauley (Lead / Corresponding author), Raphael Heffron

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    Just transition is a new framework of analysis that brings together climate, energy and environmental justice scholarships. It was originally coined as a term that was designed to link the promotion of clean technology with the assurance of green jobs. The Paris climate change agreement marks a global acceptance that a more rapid transition is needed to avert disastrous consequences. In response, climate, energy and environmental justice scholarships must unite in assessing where injustices will emerge and how they should be tackled. Just transition offers a new space for developing an interdisciplinary transition sensitive approach to exploring and promoting (1) distributional, (2) procedural and (3) restorative justice, termed here as a new triumvirate of tenets.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-7
    Number of pages7
    JournalEnergy Policy
    Early online date24 Apr 2018
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018


    • Climate justice
    • Distributional justice
    • Energy justice
    • Environmental justice
    • Just transitions
    • Procedural justice
    • Restorative justice

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Energy
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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