With the Scottish Government’s support and collaboration, EMEN organised this engagement session on the upcoming Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan for Scotland.
Just transitions are becoming more visible around the world on a business, regional, city and national level yet it’s still rare to hear of Just Transitions in terms of human rights. Climate mitigation efforts will have serious impacts on our basic human rights and inequalities across sectors. In order to bring this to light, this session demonstrated how any conceptualisation of tackling the dual crises of climate change and extreme inequality needs to be considered a human right to give workers the ability to hold governments and employers to account over climate inaction and impacts on their livelihoods.
We had a day full of energy strategy discussions in terms of human rights and equalities which has reminded us of the depth of work that still needs to be done to ensure climate mitigation efforts are fairer than we had imagined before.