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What is the 'just transition'?

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Raphael J. Heffron, Darren McCauley

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Abstract

The ‘just transition’ is a concept receiving more attention in the literature to-date. This critical review discusses this and how there are overlaps with literature on energy, environmental and climate justice. Within the separate energy, environment and climate change scholar communities, there is too much distortion of what the ‘transition’ means and what ‘justice’ means, and they all should be understood within the just transition concept. To increase public understanding and public acceptance of a just transition, these research communities need to unite rather than continue alone.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-77
JournalGeoforum
Volume88
Early online date1 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

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  • Just transition, Environmental justice, Energy justice, Climate justice, Legal geography

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