INTRODUCING THE JUST TRANSITION RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE
The Just Transition Research Collaborative (JTRC) is a joint project of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP).
In this first iteration of our collaboration, we are excited to present the Just Transition(s) Online Forum. This Forum seeks to bring together different stories and perspectives on the issue of Just Transition to low-carbon development. We hope to include a range of experts working on different aspects of this transition—including from our Trade Unions for Energy Democracy initiative, as well as our broader political network—to showcase different case studies, narratives and approaches to the Just Transition and their implications for equality and social justice.
This Online Forum, which is additionally co-hosted by the International Social Science Council, will serve as a platform on which to build toward a more comprehensive report on Just Transition, which we intend to release together with UNRISD and ULIP at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24), taking place in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018.
Stay tuned for further updates and details.
In this timely publication, authors Sean Sweeney and John Treat do away with some of the more persistent myths around energy and emissions trends related to transport. Focusing their analysis on passenger road transport, they make a strong case that if we want to mitigate climate change, we need to expand public transport options. Theirs is an urgent cause given the fact that, as a result of global land......
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