What a Just Transition’ Would Really Look Like

Emily Scurrah writes for Tribune

As fossil fuel industries become a thing of the past, we mustn’t mimic the deindustrialisation of the 1980s, which wrecked the job prospects of so many communities, writes Emily Scurrah

When we talk about a just transition’, there is risk of pitting workers’ interests against those of the abstract environment’, often suggesting that these are mutually exclusive. But workers also live on this planet, and stand to lose from environmental catastrophe, on top of facing the immediate concern of protecting their livelihoods.”

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