Just Transition Commission Interim Report

Interim report of the Just Transition Commission, summarising emerging themes from their work, initial recommendations and plans for the year ahead.


1 Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2017, Scottish Government (link)

2 Climate Change (Emission Reduction Scotland) Act 2019 Part 3, 35C (link)

3 Scottish National Investment Bank Bill As Passed (link)

4 Phase 1: Key findings report, Infrastructure Commission for Scotland (link)

5 The European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism explained, European Commission (link)

6 Statement on Offshore Wind supply chain summit, Crown Estate Scotland (link)

7 ILO, Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all, 2015 (link)

8 Energy Voice, “Ground-breaking new CCS charter agreed by Scot Gov and the oil industry, 2019 (link)

9 Scottish Renewables, Onshore wind – the UK’s missed manufacturing opportunity (link)

10 See Just Transition Commission, paper 3.4 buildings session (link)

11 Who ultimately pays for and who gains from the electricity network upgrades for EVs? Centre for Energy Policy (link)

12 Just Transition Commission, Oil and Gas Trade Union meeting (link)

13 See “Council approves plans for Longannet train factory” (link) and “Aberdeen harbour south harbour development” (link)

14 Just Transition Commission, Rumbletonrig Farm visit (link)

15 We would also note the importance of setting these examples in the context of the broader and ongoing set of challenges facing sectors where significant emission reductions are required.

16 For example, Industrial Strategy, Offshore Wind Sector Deal (link)

17 Forthcoming Publication – Dr Annabel Pinker, James Hutton Institute, Just Transitions: A Comparative Study

18 As an example of this, the recent report from Sheffield Hallam on behalf of the Coalfield Regeneration Trust detailed the persistent poorer than average outcomes for former coalfield areas in relation to health, jobs, housing, and education. See The State of the Coalfields 2019 (link)

19 Committee on Climate Change, Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming, 2019 (link)

20 Assuming proper consideration of how the resulting impacts on the public finances affect taxpayers and the health of the economy

21 Poverty and Inequality Commission, Transport and Poverty in Scotland, 2019 (link)

22 This point can also be made in relation to other areas of electricity and decarbonisation as well

23 Central London ultra low emission zone – six month report (link)

24 Cleaner Air for Scotland – An Independent Review, Final Report to the Scottish Government (link)

25 Just Transition Commission, visit to Aberdeen Heat and Power, September 2019 (link)

26 NHS Health Scotland is the national Health Board that works to “reduce health inequalities and improve population health”

27 Committee on Climate Change, Reducing emissions in Scotland: 2019 progress report to Parliament (link)

28 Climate Change (Emission Reduction Targets)(Scotland) Act 2019, Part 3, 35C (link)

29 Farming and Food Production Policy Group (link)

30 Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament, Committee on Climate Change (link)

31 Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK, Committee on Climate Change (link)

32 Potential wider economic impacts of the Energy Efficient Scotland programme, Centre for Energy Policy, (link)

33 Funding the 12 immediate actions for Scotland’s Climate Emergency Response, Climate Emergency Response Group (link)

34 Scottish Budget 2020-21, Scottish Government (link)

35 Improving energy efficiency in owner occupied homes: a consultation, Scottish Government (link)

36 Ten years of KfW’s “energy-efficient construction and refurbishment” programmes (link)

37 Report to the Committee on Climate Change of the Advisory Group on Costs and Benefits of net-zero (link)

38 Phase 1: Key findings report, Infrastructure Commission for Scotland (link)

39 It should also be noted that people in low income households are more likely to travel by bus, and therefore are more likely to benefit from this investment. See p10 National Transport Strategy, Transport Scotland (link)

40 UK Oil and Gas industry outlines transition plans, Oil and Gas UK (link)


Email: justtransitioncommission@gov.scot

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