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Just Transition Commission: A National Mission for a fairer, greener Scotland

The Just Transition Commission started work in early 2019, with a remit to provide practical and affordable recommendations to Scottish Ministers. This report sets out their view of the key opportunities and challenges for Scotland and recommends practical steps to achieving a just transition

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Just Transition Commission: A National Mission for a fairer, greener Scotland
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1. https://www.gov.scot/publications/transition-commission-advice-green-recovery/

2. Sixth Carbon Budget - Climate Change Committee (theccc.org.uk)

3. Just Transitions: a comparative perspective - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

4 https://www.gov.scot/publications/securing-green-recovery-path-net-zero-update-climate-change-plan-20182032/

5 Scottish Energy Statistics Hub (shinyapps.io)

6 Scottish Government Growth sector briefing estimates employment stood at 71,000 in 2019, with median earnings higher than the Scottish average: Growth sector statistics - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

7 Net Zero - The UK's contribution to stopping global warming - Climate Change Committee (theccc.org.uk)

8 See figure 8 Earnings and employment from Pay As You Earn Real Time Information, UK - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

9 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=royal&uuId=851529738

10 https://www.gov.scot/news/gbp-62-million-fund-for-energy-sector/

11 Subsea 7 awarded renewables contract offshore Scotland

12 Petrofac wins first Scottish wind farm supply work in 'multi-million' deal - News for the Oil and Gas Sector (energyvoice.com)

13 https://www.scottishrenewables.com/news/402-scotlands-green-energy-export-impact

14 https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-offshore-wind-route-map-developing-scotlands-offshore-wind-industry/

15 https://www.gov.scot/publications/just-transition-commission-meeting-papers-april-2019/

16 ScotWind Leasing application timings extended | News, media releases & opinion | Media centre | Crown Estate Scotland

17 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=crown&uuId=338843428

18 Hannon_etal_2019_Offshore_wind_ready_to_float_global_and_uk_trends_in_the_floating_offshore_wind_market.pdf (strath.ac.uk)

19 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=advice&uuId=273956149

20 https://www.cse.org.uk/projects/view/1359

21 https://www.celtic-renewables.com/celtic-renewables-biorefinery-sparks-boost-for-scotlands-green-economic-recovery/

22 http://www.evaluationsonline.org.uk/evaluations/Search.do?ui=basic&action=showPromoted&id=689

23 NECCUS is a not-for-profit alliance of Government, industry and academic aiming to create fully-funded projects that will deliver decarbonisation of Scotland's high carbon industries https://www.neccus.co.uk/about/

24 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=aberdeen&uuId=49962804

25 https://www.gov.scot/publications/decarbonising-scotlands-industrial-sectors-sites-paper-discussion-scottish-energy-intensiveindustries/pages/2/

26 https://pureportal.strath.ac.uk/en/publications/industrial-decarbonisation-regional-industrial-activity-and-the-q

27 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-joint-regulator-and-government-tcfd-taskforce-interim-report-and-roadmap

28 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=mineral&uuId=202339950

29 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=falkirk&uuId=434516611

30 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=dunlop&uuId=144016286

31 https://www.gov.scot/publications/heat-buildings-strategy-achieving-net-zero-emissions-scotlands-buildings-consultation/

32 https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/63819/

33 Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill and Fuel Poverty Strategy: health impact assessment - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

34 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=warmworks&uuId=456942083

35 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=architect&uuId=545688795

36 https://www.current-news.co.uk/news/utilities-call-for-gases-thumb-to-be-taken-off-the-scale-with-changes-to-levies

37 https://www.gov.scot/publications/securing-green-recovery-path-net-zero-update-climate-change-plan-20182032/

38 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=energy+action+scotland&uuId=181318477

39 https://es.catapult.org.uk/consultations/call-for-interviewees-heat-as-a-service-as-a-potential-route-to-low-carbon-heating-in-scotland/

40 https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/minutes/2019/08/just-transition-commission-communityengagement/documents/aberdeen-heat-and-power-visit-november-2019/aberdeen-heat-and-power-visit-november-2019/govscot%3Adocument/Just%2BTransition%2BCommission%2B-%2BAberdeen%2BHeat%2Band%2BPower%2Bvisit%2B-%2BNovember%2B2019.pdf

41 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=existing+homes&uuId=305207831

42 https://www.thefpa.co.uk/news/scottish-fire-alarm-laws-delayed-for-a-year

43 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heat-pump-manufacturing-supply-chain-research-project

44 Heat Pump Sector Deal Expert Advisory Group: terms of reference - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

45 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=plumbing&uuId=830038020

46 Fair Work Inquiry into the Construction Industry, The Story so far - Mary Alexander - The Fair Work Convention

47 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=trust&uuId=483600932

48 As set out in the Scottish Government's Climate Change Plan update. https://www.gov.scot/publications/securing-green-recovery-pathnet-zero-update-climate-change-plan-20182032/

49 National Transport Strategy 2

50 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=get+glasgow+moving&uuId=335988110

51 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=strathclyde&uuId=585856847

52 https://bettertransport.org.uk/sites/default/files/pdfs/Air%20Traffic%20Controls%20report.pdf#page=25 and https://www.transport.gov.scot/publication/transport-and-travel-in-scotland-2019-results-from-the-scottish-household-survey/motor-vehicles-traffic-and-driving/

53 https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-UKs-transition-to-electric-vehicles.pdf

54 https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/grants-and-loans/low-emission-zone-support-fund-for-households/

55 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=unison&uuId=968206988

56 https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/ucl-sustainable-health-equity-achieving-a-net-zero-uk/

57 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=sustrans&uuId=746906591

58 https://www.climatexchange.org.uk/media/4565/cxc-identifying-the-economic-impact-from-ulev-uptake-march-2020.pdf

59 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=2050&uuId=852911752

60 5dd7d77021f04_Report-to-Ministers-Scale-and-Concentration-Land-Ownership-FINAL-20190320.pdf (landcommission.gov.scot)

61 https://www.landcommission.gov.scot/downloads/5dd7d6fd9128e_Investigation-Issues-Large-Scale-and-Concentrated-Landownership-20190320.pdf

62 https://www.gov.scot/publications/attitudes-land-reform/pages/1/

63 https://www.gov.scot/publications/guidance-engaging-communities-decisions-relating-land/ and https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-land-rights-responsibilities-statement/

64 https://blogs.gov.scot/rural-environment/2021/02/05/working-together-to-maximise-the-potential-of-our-land/

65 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=community+land+scotland&uuId=581561592

66 https://www.farming1point5.org/reports

67 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=ruth&uuId=311714733

68 https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-survey-farm-structure-methods-2016/pages/0/

69 https://consult.gov.scot/just-transition-commission/just-transition-commission-call-for-evidence/consultation/view_respondent?show_all_questions=0&sort=submitted&order=ascending&_q__text=tenant&uuId=372365188

70 https://www.nature.scot/naturescot-research-report-1201-evidence-post-brexit-agriculture-case-studies-alternative-payments

71 Scottish Government Hydrogen Policy Statement - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

72 https://www.gov.scot/publications/heat-buildings-strategy-achieving-net-zero-emissions-scotlands-buildings-consultation/

73 Scottish Industry Directories

74 Hydrogen Accelerator – Scotland's Hydrogen Accelerator (st-andrews.ac.uk)

75 https://ore.catapult.org.uk/stories/energy-transition-alliance/

76 These include the Emerging Energy Technologies Fund, the Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, the Green Jobs Fund, the Energy Transition Fund, and the £1.6 billion announced for Heat and Energy Efficiency

77 Government support for the renewable supply chain: letter to Ministers from Professor Jim Skea - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

78 Defined as Investment in skills and training; no inappropriate use of zero hours contracts; action to tackle the gender pay gap, genuine workforce engagement including with trade unions, paying the real Living Wage. Conditionality must keep pace with changes in Fair Work practice, as developed by the Fair Work Convention

79 Fair-Work-in-Scotland-Report.pdf (fairworkconvention.scot)

80 Such as central Scotland for chemicals and north east for oil and gas

81 Just Transitions: a comparative perspective - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

82 Such as grant funding, planning system, local taxation, pollution control etc.

83 Support for retraining and reskilling of those dependant on land-based industries is covered further under key message two, and builds on and supports this point.

84 Proposal (citb.co.uk)

85 Just Transition Commission: background report - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

86 As proposed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and successfully pursued previously with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Legacy Strategy Exploring positive action as a tool to address under-representation in apprenticeships (equalityhumanrights.com)

87 Green economy: how the transition to net-zero could affect UK jobs across the country | Place Based Climate Action Network (pcancities.org.uk)

88 (Date) (gla.ac.uk)

89 For example, UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015: UK report - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

90 Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

91 Offshore wind Sector Deal - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

92 The-two-sides-of-diversity-2.pdf (policyexchange.org.uk)

93 Oil+and+Gas+Trade+Union+meeting-+November+2019.pdf (www.gov.scot)

94 Businesses in Scotland: 2020 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

95 PRAXIS Edition 5 WEB PDF_1.pdf (ioe.ac.uk)

96 climate-emergency-skills-action-plan-2020-2025.pdf (skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk)

97 Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

98 Strengthening Community Councils: Exploring how they can contribute to democratic renewal in Scotland | What Works Scotland

99 Both in Scotland: PB Scotland - Participatory Budgeting in Scotland and internationally: City of Lisbon's 'green' participatory budget secures €5 million for next budget cycle, after successful incubation by South Pole and EIT Climate-KIC

100 Frontiers | Land Use and Agriculture: Pitfalls and Precautions on the Road to Net Zero | Climate (frontiersin.org)

101 Remunicipalization, the low carbon transition, and energy democracy - Enlighten: Publications (gla.ac.uk)

102 Centre for Local Economic Strategies outlines five pillars of effective Community Wealth Building: plural ownership, financial power that works for local places, fair employment, progressive procurement, and socially productive use of land and property.

103 The Modern UK Food Shopper Revealed. (lr.org)

104 https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/key-issues/sustainability-metrics/

105 Place Standard

106 Better housing is crucial for our health and the COVID-19 recovery | The Health Foundation

107 Covid-19 has highlighted the inadequate, and unequal, access to high quality green spaces - The BMJ

108 transport for new homes report.pdf

109 Legislative proposals to address impact of Scotland's concentration of land ownership - News - News and Events - Scottish Land Commission

110 The recent commitment to review the utility of EPC's as a measurement tool for energy efficiency is welcome in this regard: Heat in buildings strategy - achieving net zero emissions: consultation - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

111 Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019 (legislation.gov.uk)

112 Smart and Fair? | Centre for Sustainable Energy (cse.org.uk)

113 Committed to as part of the Energy White Paper Energy white paper: Powering our net zero future - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

114 Full article: Reducing inequality resulting from UK low-carbon policy (tandfonline.com)

115 Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

116 PRI | Home (unpri.org)

117 Expectations for energy utilities' just transition strategies | Institutional | RLAM

118 Report - Community Municipal Bonds: Turning words into action | Place Based Climate Action Network (pcancities.org.uk)

119 Green Finance and The Aggregation of Swedish Local Government Investment Projects| Sweden | UNFCCC

120 Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 – The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

121 Just Transition Commission call for evidence: analysis report - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

122 transitioning-to-a-nature-positive-economy.pdf (rspb.org.uk)

123 Investment focused on sustainable travel for a green recovery (transport.gov.scot)

124 This is only a summary of core Commission activity and does not reflect the full range of meetings and engagement events that Commissioners have undertaken through their role.


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