Not enough attention is paid to the effects of phasing out coal on communities and jobs, says a new paper written by Sabine Hielscher and Phil Johnstone. The article argues that policy makers need to look beyond the narrow understandings of climate policy and consider how the phase out of coal could take place within the framework of a so-called ‘just transition’. This means paying greater attention to adverse consequences of decarbonisation and developing policies to minimise such negative impacts.
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