A just transition: Ensuring no one is left behind on the road to net zero

There are 28,000 direct job losses expected in the north of England in the coal, oil and gas industries by 2030 as decarbonisation gathers pace. A growing movement argues that a ‘just transition’ is needed which does not leave industry, workers or communities behind in the shift to a greener economy, reports Catherine Early

by Catherine Early
The Cottam coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire was closed in 2019. Photograph: EDF
The Cottam coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire was closed in 2019. Photograph: EDF

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