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08/07/2021

Just within reach: How do we make the transition from fossil fuels to renewables a fair one?

Words: Matt Moody

How do we make the shift from fossil fuels to renewables a fair one for communities that will lose industries and jobs – and where do planners come in? Matt Moody considers the idea of a ‘just transition’

8-minute readIn 2018, an idea that first emerged in the 1970s became a global policy priority. On the opening day of the COP24 UN Climate Conference, more than 50 countries signed the Silesia Declaration, setting out the concept of a “just transition” to a low-carbon economy that will protect those whose livelihoods depend on fossil fuels. Coming a year after President Trump’s decision to........
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