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A just transition to low carbon can drive economic transformation

How can this radical, necessary transformation be made to happen in a fair way?

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For decent work and climate justice

This event during the Bonn climate conference allowed environmentalists and trade unionists to work out their shared agenda for a Just Transition to a low carbon economy.

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Planning for a Just Transition has to be part of Scotland’s climate strategy

Scotland’s new Climate Bill focuses attention on when we become zero carbon, but also on the ‘What? and How?’ of getting there. The idea of a 'Just Transition', originating within the trade union movement, can ensure this process enhances social justice, protects livelihoods and creates a fairer and more equal nation.

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Reinventing Scotland’s economy: bright spots in a overcast sky

Some events on a weekend in March and a couple of recent reports have spread a bit of light in the otherwise dull landscape of debate about the economy in Scotland. Matthew Crighton, Climate Jobs Campaigner, discusses the Glasgow Economics Forum, John McDonnell MP’s New Economic Lecture, Banking for the Common Good and Common Weal’s...

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Reforming the Debt Creators: reflections on the Just Banking conference

The aims of the Just Banking conference were ambitious – to provide insights and proposals necessary to create a banking sector which serves society, one which delivers stable and environmentally sustainable prosperity for all. Since the banks are seen by many as central to the current economic crisis, the growth of inequality and the global...

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