Just Transition links

"Just Transition" ("JT") is an important part of a solutions-based approach to the challenge of global climate change. The term refers to programs set up to re-train people working at jobs in unsustainable industries so that they can make a smooth, financially viable transition to jobs in sustainable industries/fields.

An early example of a successful JT-type program in the U.S. was the G.I. Bill after World War II, which created many good jobs.

Successful JT programs must be well-organized and well-funded. Funding for JT re-training programs would likely come from both government and corporate sources. Just Transition bridges the gap between environmental and labor concerns. JT has been written about and promoted by the international trade union delegation to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UN-CSD) for several years.

Climate Justice Alliance

Just Transition Alliance