Briefing for MSPs ahead of Scottish Government debate on ‘Securing a just transition to a carbon-neutral economy’ scheduled for 15 January 2019.

This briefing is from the Just Transition Partnership. This partnership was formed by Friends of the Earth Scotland and the Scottish Trade Union Congress in 2016. Membership includes Unite Scotland, UNISON Scotland, UCU Scotland, CWU Scotland, PCS Scotland, and WWF Scotland.

Briefing Summary
The concept of a just transition is central to a successful response to climate change, and to build popular support for action on to cut emissions. A just transition must:
● Put protecting workers’ livelihoods, creating new jobs, and delivering a fairer Scotland at the centre of the move to a low-carbon economy
● Be embedded across and supported by Government priorities and infrastructure projects including the Climate Change Plan, the Publicly Owned Energy Company, the Scottish National Investment Bank, future economic strategies and the work of the enterprise agencies
● Involve trade unions, communities and environmentalists at the heart of the process
● Be put into statute under the Climate Change (Emissions Reductions Targets) (Scotland) Bill