Just Transition Commission call for evidence: analysis report

Analysis of the responses to the Just Transition Commission's call for evidence.

Appendix 3 - Question 6 sources cited

Question six asked respondents to provide any other information, evidence, or research they considered relevant to the work of the Commission. The table below lists the various reports, books, websites and articles which were cited. Note that all reference details are as provided by respondents and therefore we cannot guarantee their accuracy. Sources are listed in alphabetical order by author's name or the name of the issuing organisation where that information has been provided. We have grouped all sources by theme in alignment with the themes summarised in Chapter 7: Additional evidence. These are as follows:

1. Climate Change and the Protection of the Environment

2. Sustainable Economic Models and Labour Market Adaptations

3. Energy

4. Agriculture and Forestry, Land Ownership and Land Management

5. Transport

6. Social Justice and Equality

The content of some sources could reasonably be categorised under multiple themes. We have listed each source once and taken a view as to the most relevant category to group it within.

Table 1: Climate Change and the Protection of the Environment

Christian Aid, 'New Deal for Climate Justice'

Citizens Advice Scotland, 'Changing Behaviour in a Changing Climate'

Climate Just

Climate Policy, A factor of two: how the mitigation plans of ‘climate progressive’ nations fall far short of Paris-compliant pathways'

Climate Ready Clyde, 'Climate Risk and Opportunity Assessment - Key Findings', 2019

Committee on Climate Change (CoCC), 'Take Urgent Action on Six Key Principles for a Resilient Recovery'

Commonweal, policies e.g. 'Our Common Home'

Fairopoly - shows how cities could use air quality legislation to drive buildings to reduce emissions.

Forestry Commission Scotland, 'The economic contribution of the forestry sector in Scotland'

Friends of the Earth Scotland, Platform and Oil Change International, 'Sea Change: Climate Emergency, Jobs and Managing the Phase-Out of UK Oil and Gas Extraction'

Polly Higgins, 'Earth is Our Business'

Institute for Global Health

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), 'Global Warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty ,'Masson-Delmotte, V., P. Zhai, H.-O. Pörtner, D. Roberts, J. Skea, P.R. Shukla, A. Pirani, W. Moufouma-Okia, C. Péan, R. Pidcock, S. Connors, J.B.R. Matthews, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, M.I. Gomis, E. Lonnoy, T. Maycock, M. Tignor, and T. Waterfield (eds.).

Mossmorran Action Group, Campaigning for Safer Communities (no specific research cited)

Greg Muttitt & Sivan Kartha, Equity, Climate Justice, and Fossil Fuel Extraction: Principles for a Managed Phase Out

Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against (Planetary boundaries)

Net-Zero: The UK's contribution to stopping global warming, Committee on Climate Change May 2019

Power Circle and Connected Response presentation: 'A new approach to the circular energy economy,' June 2020.


Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS), 'Climate Emergency Summit 6: COVID-19 and a Green Recovery'

The Royal Society - Keeping global Warming to 1.5oC, Challenges and Opportunities for the UK, 2018

Scottish Council for Development and Industry, 'Building Scotland's Green Recovery'

Scottish Environment LINK, 'Response to Advisory Group's Call for Views'

Karen Turner, Antonios Katris, Gioele Figus and Ragne Low, 'Potential Wider Economic Impacts of the Energy Efficient Scotland programme,' May 2018

Turner, K., Alabi, O., Low, R., & Race, J. (2019). Reframing the Value Case for CCUS: Evidence on the Economic Value Case for CCUS in Scotland and the UK (Technical Report). Glasgow: University of Strathclyde,

Turner, K., Race, J., & Sweeney, G., (2019). The economic opportunity for a large-scale CO2 management industry in Scotland. Scottish Enterprise.

Turner, K., Katris, A., and de Vries, F.P., (2018). Beyond Carbon Leakage: Off-Shoring of Employment and GDP in Decarbonizing International Supply Chains (Working Paper). Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.

Turner, K., Alabi, O., Low, R., & Race, J. (2019). Reframing the Value Case for CCUS: Evidence on the Economic Value Case for CCUS in Scotland and the UK (Technical Report). Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.

Sea Change - Climate Emergency, Jobs and Managing the Phase-out of UK Oli and Gas Extraction (2019)

Stop Ecocide

UN Human Rights Special Procedures Special Rapporteur's 'Framework Principles on the Right to a Healthy Environment'

Woodland Trust's Emergency Tree Plan: How to increase tree cover and address the nature and climate emergency


Best Practice Examples

Table 2: Sustainable Economic Models and Labour Market Adaptations

Architecture and Design Scotland,

Building Biology Association UK

Build Back Better

Charles Eistenstien, 'Climate: A New Story'

Club of Rome Planetary Emergency Plan

Community Land Scotland

The Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership (CNSRP), 'The North Highland ROSE (Region of Sustainability Excellence) Business Plan' (Point of contact: Peter Faccenda CNSRP Programme Manager, E Mail:

ECOLISE 'Reshaping the Future - how local communities are catalysing, social, economic and ecological transformation in Europe'

EEIG, 'Rebuilding for Resilience'

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 'Circular Economy'

'EU Circular Economy Action Plan'

Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, 'The Future we Choose'

Friends of the Earth


Green Economy Coalition, 'COVID-19 Ten Priority Options for a Just, Green and Transformative Economy'

The Guardian, There's another pandemic stalking Britain: hunger

Halliday, Sandy, 'Sustainable Construction,' (second edition)

ILO, 'Guidelines for a Just Transition'

IOP Science, Letter - Your money or your life? The carbon-development paradox

Inclusion Scotland, 'Scotland's People Led Policy'

Just Transition Commission,

Robin McAlpine, 'Common Weal vision for a Green New Deal for Scotland: Our Common Home Plan'

Chris Morgan, 'Sustainable Renovation'

National Geographic, 5 Surprising Ways Buildings Can Improve Our Health

Scientists’ warning on affluence

Oxfam reports on Doughnut Economics models for UK and for Scotland

Ann Pettifor, 'The Case for the Green New Deal', Verso, London, 2019.

Kate Raworth,

Dr. Philip Revell and Elizabeth Dinnie, 'Community resilience and narratives of community empowerment in Scotland' Community Development Journal, Volume 55, Issue 2, April 2020, Pages 218-236,

RIAS, 'The Role of the Built Environment in Creating Social, Economic and Environmentally Sustainable Places.'


Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN),

Adam Smith, 'An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations,' 1776

Fiona Stevenson, 'Housing Fit For Purpose'

Nicola Sturgeon TED talk: 'Why governments should prioritise wellbeing'

Katherine Trebeck,

Katherine Trebeck, Jeremy Williams, 'The Economics of Arrival', Policy Press University of Bristol

Vivid Economics, 'A UK Investment Strategy: Building Back a Resilient and Sustainable Economy,' 2020,

What Works Scotland, 'Transforming communities? Exploring the roles of community anchor organisations in public service reform, local democracy, community resilience and social change'

The Wellbeing Economy

UKGBC, 'Circular Economy Guidance for Construction Clients.'

Zero Waste Scotland

  • 'Designing Out Waste'
  • (for Scottish Government), 'Making Things Last'

Best Practice Examples

Table 3: Energy

Age Scotland, 'Housing Report 2020,':

Author not specified, 'Examining societal barriers to energy transition in South Africa - Opportunities for energy justice and solar energy?', PhD, University of St Andrews

BEIS Select Committee, 'Energy Efficiency: building towards net-zero'

Biofuelwatch, 'Bioenergy with Carbon capture and storage report' (2015),

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS)

Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) all research publications, policy briefs and blogs

Citizens Advice Scotland, 'The Estimated Costs of Improving the Energy Efficiency of Scotland's Homes,

Common Weal

Distributed Modular Generation, 'Statement of Feasibility'

Ecolise, Reshaping the Future - how local communities are catalysing, social, economic and ecological transformation in Europe

Energy Action Scotland

European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) on Forest Bioenergy and Carbon Neutrality (June 2018)

EH Journal, The impact of transportation infrastructure on bicycling injuries and crashes: a review of the literature

Energy Saving Trust with FAIR academics, FAIR project

Food and Drink Federation, 'Decarbonisation of Heat Across the Food and Drink Manufacturing Sector'

Green Finance Institute, 2020, 'Financing Energy Efficient Buildings: the path to retrofit at scale'

The Guardian,

Hydrogen - various

IPBES (2019): Global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. E. S. Brondizio, J. Settele, S. Díaz, and H. T. Ngo (editors). IPBES secretariat, Bonn, Germany.

The Lancet, 'The Lancet Countdown Report 2019'

The Lancet and University College London (UCL) Institute for Global Health, 'A Commission on climate change' (2008)

Lenton, Timothy, Johan Rockström, Owen Gaffney, Stefan Rahmstorf, Katherine Richardson, Will Steffen and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (2019), 'Climate tipping points - too risky to bet against'

Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK

National Grid, 'ESO Forward Plan'

New Economics Foundation, 'Re-energising Manufacturing: Industrial policy for renewables manufacturing in Scotland'

Oil Change International, The case for public ownership of the fossil fuel industry



Opportunity North East - energy work including Energy Transition Zone

Peel NRE

PowerHouse Energy Plc

Scottish Communities Can, 'Vision for Scotland'

Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)

Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA), 'Design Guides (Sustainable, Renovation, Deconstruction, Airtightness, Toxic Chemical Reductions in Buildings)'

Scottish Government,

Scottish Parliamentary Working Group on Tenement Maintenance

Taylor & Francis Online

Turner, Karen, Who Ultimately Pays for and Who Gains from The Electricity Network Upgrade for EVs Karen Turner, Oluwafisayo Alabi, Christian Calvillo, Gioele Figus, Antonios Katris. May, 2019.

UK Fires, 'Absolute Zero Report', commissioned by the UK government, written across 5 universities, published Nov 2019

Unison, 'Warm homes into the future (2014)

Warmworks, 2020

Weghmann, V, 'Going Public: The Failure of Energy Liberalisation'

What Works Scotland, 'Transforming communities? Exploring the roles of community anchor organisations in public service reform, local democracy, community resilience and social change'

Wheeler, B. and Sharpe, R. et al (2018): Modelling the Impact of Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency on Health


Best Practice Examples

Table 4: Agriculture and Forestry, Land Ownership and Land Management

Climate and Land Use Alliance, 'Five Reasons the Earth's Climate Depends on Forests' (Statement from 40 scientists, Oct 2018)

Community Land Scotland

Davies, G.M. et al. 2016 'The role of fire in UK peatland and moorland management: the need for informed, unbiased debate', Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 371: 20150342.

European Environment Agency Report No 17/2019

Extinction Rebellion Scotland

FAO, 'Fuel and Energy Use in the Fisheries Sector - Approaches, inventories and strategic implications', 2015

Farmers For Stock-Free Farming lays out the rationale for shifting to stock-free agriculture, case examples of farmers/crofters who have already transitioned, and lists 100 ways to farm stock-free. References:

Flanagan, N., Wang, H., Winton, S., Richardson, C. (2020). 'Low-severity fire as a mechanism of organic matter protection in global peatlands: thermal alteration slows decomposition. Duke Research Data Repository'

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome, 'Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication,' 2015,

Food Foundation

Harwatt H & Hayek M, 'Eating Away at Climate Change with Negative Emissions', 2019, Harvard University,

Highland Council and Highland & Moray FLAG, 'Highland Region Aquaculture and Fisheries Socio-Economic Study: Socio-economic profile and Importance', 2019

IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, 2019

International Institute for Environmental Development, Arthur, R, Heyworth, S, Pearce, J and Sharkey, W, 'The cost of harmful fishing subsidies', (2019), IIED Working Paper., 2019


Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Journal of Cleaner Production, 'Combined climate and nutritional performance of seafoods', Volume 230, 1 September 2019, Pages 402-411,

Work at Knepp in Sussex, Trees for Life in the Highlands, and Borders Forest Trust in the South of Scotland.

Landworkers Alliance, 'Agricultural effects on emissions'

Marine Scotland, 'Exploration of Optimisation Modelling in the Scottish Nephrops Fleet', Policy Brief 2020,

NINA, Duncan Halley, Presentation to Scottish Parliament on Southwest Norway model

Monbiot's articles on sheep farming

Professor William Moomaw: 'Intact Forests in the United States: Proforestation Mitigates Climate Change and Serves the Greatest Good' (June 2019)

Nature Scot, 'Muirburn Code'

NWWAC, 'UK Scallop Management Conference report', 2019

Open Seas, 'Blog: Our Seas will change - what should we do about it?'

Perrine and Charles Herve-Gruyer, 'Miraculous Abundance: One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World' (Paperback)

Reforesting Scotland

Revive Coalition for Grouse Moor Reform (general research, so specific piece mentioned)

SAGS, Growing Scotland 2007; Grow your own allotment site 2017; Plan to Grow (2019)

The Scotsman

Scottish Creel Fishermens Federation, 'Correcting The Misallocation Of Nephrops Stocks In Scottish Inshore Waters: Untapping A Vast Economic (And Environmental) Potential'

Scottish Government

Scottish Natural Heritage, 'Assessment of carbon budgets and potential blue carbon stores in Scotland's coastal and marine environment', Report No 761,


Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust, 'Regional Inshore Fishery Groups: Policy, Practice And Problems', 2018

Isabella Tree, 'Rewilding'

The Vegan Society, 'Grow Green: Solutions for the Farm of the Future', 2017

Woodland Crofts

Woodland Trust


Best Practice Examples

Table 5: Transport

Cycling Scotland

Glasgow Connectivity Commission Report

Ice Bike

Living Streets

Paths for All

National Transport Strategy

OU Open Road Programme, Dumfries and Galloway, Report to the Scottish Government (Final Report February 2004)

Poverty and Inequality Commission, 'Transport and Poverty in Scotland,' 2019

Research Gate, 'The Effect of Cycle Lanes on Cycling Numbers and Safety'

Sustainable Aviation,


Sustrans, 'Our Response to the UK Government's Decarbonising Transport Report'

Transform Scotland,

Transport for Quality of Life

Transport Scotland

UK Government, 'Decarbonising Transport, Setting the Challenge, Department for Transport', 2019,

Table 6: Social Justice and Equality

Brown, H. and Nading, A.M. (2019) 'Introduction: human animal health in medical anthropology. Medical anthropology quarterly', 33(1),

Charles Eisenstein, 'Climate: A New Story'

Citizens Advice Scotland,


Greener Practice

Caroline Hickman, 'The Rise of Eco-Anxiety', University of Bath (2019)

Rob Hopkins, 'What If?

Humanitarian Disarmament, 'An Open Letter on COVID-19 and Humanitarian Disarmament'

ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), The U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Instagram on Racial Inequality and Climate Change

IPPR's Economic Justice Commission

The Jimmy Reid Foundation, 'Trident and its Successor Programme' (2016)



NHS Scotland, 'Health inequalities: What are they? How do we reduce them?', 2015

Nuke Investment Scotland, 'Don't Bank on the Bomb'

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Scottish Government,

Scottish Greens: Green New Deal

Wainwright, Hilary (2020) 'Swords into ploughshares; planes into ventilator parts, Red Pepper


Best Practice Examples

Lambeth GP Food Co-op



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