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A Locally Just Net-Zero Transition in the UK: how to make it happen?
While the net-zero transition is expected to be a growth opportunity overall, it will make some industries, as well as some skillsets, obsolete, or in need of a costly adjustment. The just transition policy agenda has emerged as an important umbrella term to discuss the fair distribution of the costs and opportunities of the net-zero transition. Part of this agenda in particular aims to ensure that the transition is an opportunity rather than a threat for local economies and workers. This webinar brings together a panel of experts and practitioners to explore the challenge of a just transition across local economies in the UK.

We will discuss the local economic impacts of the net-zero transition, and ask: what do we mean by a just transition? what does success look like? Is it sufficient to focus on active labour market policies and access to skills and training, or is a whole economy approach needed? Finally, we will consider what institutional reforms may be needed to bring about a just transition given the history of regionally unbalanced growth and the weak record of regional growth policies to date in countering these trends.

Jun 9, 2021 04:00 PM in London

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