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Why a (Just) Transition?

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The transition will only be successfull if we give workers in the polluting industries a stake in the sustainable economy
by Zuzana
 
We could turn companies into cooperatives, every worker owns it rather than stakeholders
by Eleanor
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I believe that this is why trade unions should play a key role in the transition
by Sarah
3
 
There are so many very wealthy and powerful people who need to get on board with Just Transition ... more
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Renis Bakalli, Maja, Steven Browning and 6 more

The transition is an opportunity to overturn an exploitative system. There is little benefit of a transition to humans if it is not a just one.
by Sean
 
It is not only about humans or even less about humans :)
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Maja, Igor, Emilia and 3 more

The transition could leave behind women
by Cristiana
The jobs that are usually correlated to the dirty energy sector are mostly male-dominated
 
Not that I disagree with the idea, but the description contradicts the idea, does it not? 🤔 I gu... more
by Sean
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the unpaid works would be a part of the just transition which are usually done by women
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In Poland, vocational retraining programs are often targeted exclusively at miners, the vast majo... more
by Igor
3
 
I don't think it contradicts it, I think it's saying that if we only focus on reskilling those cu... more
by Sarah
5
 
The description assumes that it's problematic because we might enter a loop where we are only thi... more
by Cristiana
1
 
The importance of household works and care work would be realized in a just transition so that it... more
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This is a great point, Dr Sherilyn MacGregor spoke at the Ecopolis: Generation Hope conference ab... more
by Liam (he/they)
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Steven Browning, Sean, Robin and 2 more

“I would like to buy more sustainable products or organic food, but I don’t have the money.”
by Robin
Economic inequalities hinder that consumers can support sustainable products… (Out of a capitalis... more
 
I think that this is why using the language of just transition and educating people on it is impo... more
by Sarah
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Adelina, Maja, Niks and 2 more

The transition in affected communities should be mostly organised by authorities at the local level and not big private companies.
by Adelina
 
Private companies are not accountable to the community so they cannot be trusted to work in its i... more
 
Energy transition could be a way for neoliberalism to create new markets, and this motivation mig... more
by Yağız
3
 
The big private companies generally just want to capitalise on any change. But small communities ... more
by Maja
 
for the sake of argument we could say that it should be even more decentralised and that local co... more
by Sarah
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Sean, Steven Browning, Yağız and 1 more

We need to decolonise our systems, and work to reduce the injusticesas well as the climate impact on communities caused by this
by Eleanor
 
Europe has a colonial past, until we see this addressed in the EU parliament, as well as strong a... more
by Liam (he/they)
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Cristiana
Robin
A threat to just transition is the myth of the "polluting poor"
by Niks
There is a myth that the main polluters are people from poorer countries (who, for example, recei... more
 
Many polluting jobs are outsourced to countries with lower environmental standards (Apple's facto... more
by Liam (he/they)
1
 
one point to disagree with the description - I don't think that argument just applies to those in... more
by Sarah
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Igor
Robin
Sustainable and wholesome system change
by Maja
Covers various aspects and segments of life
 
Environmental degradation is inherent to capitalism
by Robin
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Robin
Who pollutes the least, is impacted the most
by Cristiana
 
There's an asymmetry between the responsibility VS burden of consequences among impacted communities
by Cristiana
2
 
Smallholder farmers in the Global South are frequently blamed for deforestation. Although there m... more
by Robin
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We could also talk about historical emissions/pollution and that is also corresponds with the sam... more
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The lgbt+ people and their rights should be protected from the ones that accuses them of spreading coronavirus because of "biggoted" reasons
by Onur
 
Agree, we are seeing a worrying about of anti-lgbtiqa+ rhetoric coming from many EU member states
by Liam (he/they)
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Adelina
Local authorities can invest in monumental investments (like large mining museums) instead of investing in people.
by Igor
 
GDP is still the only globally accepted economic indicator. We need to re-imagine these indicator... more
by Cristiana
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In Poland, we tend to make monumental investments instead of investing in people. There is a plac... more
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How do we up skill those who's jobs are being automated, especially here in the UK when higher education costs £9k per year
by Liam McClelland (he/they)
 
Great argument for publicly funded education - the 9k fees system has decimated mature and part-t... more
by Sarah
2
 
National, local (maybe EU level? EU funded) jobs guarantee program that ensures everyone (includi... more
by Niks
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The coronavirus pandemic offers us an opportunity to get people talking about 'just transition'
by Sarah Laverty
 
I totally agree, not just talking but putting in practice all the changes.
by Renis Bakalli
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Showing other professional development paths for young people in mining regions.
In some mining regions, mining schools are even the only socially acceptable school choice for yo... more
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How do we make lobbying within the European Parliament more transparent?
by Liam (he/they)
Many big corporations who we need to challenge have huge amounts of money to lobby EU laws
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How would a just transition support poor and working class folk?
by Steven M. Browning
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