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Local struggles for a just transition and their potential in advancing climate justice

The Olympic Stadium will be built here in London (model originally built to show plans for the Chunnel link) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, diamond geezer

Narrative Report for Project No. BMZ 13100 / ZID-IP-PJ0001 / A1309 Reporting period: 2 May 2019 – 20 December 2019

Building on previous work of the Just Transition Research Collaborative (JTRC), the project analysed urban and local level approaches and case studies of just transition strategies and plans. It collected evidence from both developed and developing countries to kick-start a conversation on the potential of local just transition policies and frameworks to influence higher level policy change. Through the different examples, the project has contributed to a more elaborate understanding of the potential and limits of local level initiatives in implementing progressive and transformative just transition strategies and plans and opened up avenues for a dialogue on the usefulness of using the just transition concept in developing country contexts. The project’s policy report calls for safeguarding just transition’s original objective of reorganizing the political economy to protect both the environment and workers as a way to mobilize broad-based support for a transformative shift towards sustainability and climate justice.