Just transition for the transport sector: a discussion paper

This discussion paper is intended to support engagement on a just transition for the transport sector. Building on this engagement, a draft targeted action plan and route map (late 23/24) will outline the key steps to delivering a fair transition for the sector.

Just Transition Plan Process – What are we doing and why?

Co-design is at the heart of just transition policy making.[9] Throughout the summer of 2023, we want to hear from particular groups who are most likely to be affected by changes to our transport system, including those who work in the transport industry. By seeking these lived experiences, we can begin to build a picture of what a just transition for transport looks like and what actions will be required to make this happen.

This paper is intended to be a springboard for such conversations. We want to encourage discussion, challenge and the development of effective solutions. We know that there are still gaps in our evidence, our approach and priorities. Our hope is that our engagement will reveal or confirm these, so that they can be built upon.

As part of the engagement process, we will also regularly take stock of those we have not yet heard from, and shape our engagement accordingly to explore what the transition means for as many different groups from as many different areas as possible.

As we develop a draft plan for public consultation in late 2023/early 2024, we will use our engagement to test approaches, develop and refine content, develop actions and more fully understand potential effects. The draft plan will aim to sequence actions, and identify who is responsible for them (for example, national and local governments, businesses, workers, communities and individuals).

This discussion paper is not only intended for use by the Scottish Government – we ask that interested partners use it to facilitate their own conversations, and input to the Just Transition team via the following mailbox: TJTP@gov.scot


Email: justtransition@gov.scot

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