The Just Transition To a Low-Carbon Economy

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The ambition of the majority of countries across the world is to develop a low-carbon economy. And this is evidenced by the vast majority of countries having signed the Paris COP21 agreement.1 The premise of this short article is to advance the need for this transition to a low-carbon economy to be ‘just’. Different forms of justice should define this transition, i.e. such as distributive, procedural, restorative, recognition and cosmopolitanism. In addition scholars whether they be climate, environment or energy focused need to unite together and work on this just transition to a low-carbon economy. The article also identifies the Just Transition Initiative, a group of interdisciplinary scholars from across the world that aim to research the just transition to a low-carbon economy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
JournalRenewable Energy Law and Policy Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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