#3 A Green and Fair Future: For a Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy
A shift to a lower carbon economy is not just necessary but increasingly inevitable. Although much more needs to be done to reduce the risk of significant climate change this century, new environmental regulation and the establishment of carbon markets will begin to change the shape of the UK economy over the next decade.
We need a ‘Just Transition‘ to a low carbon economy. Just Transition recognises that support for environmental policies are conditional on a fair distribution of the costs and benefits of those policies across the economy, and on the creation of opportunities for active engagement by those affected in determining the future wellbeing of themselves and their families.