Responsibilities for just transition to low-carbon societies : a role-based framework
Kortetmäki, T., & Huttunen, S. (2022). Responsibilities for just transition to low-carbon societies : a role-based framework. Environmental Politics, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2022.2064690
Published inEnvironmental Politics
DisciplineResurssiviisausyhteisöYhteiskuntapolitiikkaFilosofiaSosiologiaSchool of Resource WisdomSocial and Public PolicyPhilosophySosiology
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Low-carbon transitions in industrialised societies will have significant social, economic and environmental impacts, raising concerns of justice. Calls for urgent transitions evoke a question about the roles of different actors in advancing transitions and ensuring they are just. While the responsibilities for emission mitigation have been long discussed, responsibilities for making a just transition have not. The question about responsibilities is particularly pressing because of the diverse constellation of actors involved in climate action, including diverse forms of non-state actors from city-level and business alliances to grassroots activists. We examine the responsibilities of state and non-state actors in the decarbonisation process, asking: what role do different actors play regarding the justice impacts of climate action? We combine sustainability transition studies and political philosophy on roles and responsibilities to create a role-based framework for just transition-related responsibilities of different actors at different spatial scales. ...
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Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland under Grant number 327284.
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