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Connecting Just Transitions Event

Connecting Just Transitions Event

The Centre for Energy along with colleagues from Law, Politics Environment Research Group and the Business School hosted a cross-department event that brought together academics with an interest in the ‘Just Transitions’ remit, to find out more about work in this area across the university and to have a sandpit type discussion around working together/research ideas. We had six presenters who gave an overview of their current research projects, followed by a plenary discussion to highlight areas where cross-department collaborations will be useful.

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Chaired by Dr Neveen Hamza, Architecture, Planning and Landscape 

  • Policy instruments  and community engagement and resilience - Prof Antony Zito, Politics Environment Research Group
  • Mini-Publics and Energy Policy - Dr Stephen Elstub, Politics Environment Research Group
  • How does unequal become unfair? a multi-dimensional framework of environmental justice - Prof Simin Davoudi, Politics Environment Research Group/ Architecture, Planning and Landscape
  • Can Europe lead a Just Transition? Strengthening social justice in the European Green Deal by using European Pillar of Social Rights indicators - Prof Darren McCauley, Law School
  • Workforce transitions and the green jobs agenda - Dr Deborah Harrison, Newcastle University Business School 
  • Environmental information disclosure in an emerging and transitioning economy - Dr Erwei Xiang

The 'Just Transitions' group are interested to hear from other academics and a follow-up meeting will be scheduled.