Achieving a Just Energy Transition: A Framework for Company Action

ReSources to Support Action

Universal net-zero energy

Science-based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

Provides companies with a clearly-defined path to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement in line with the latest recommendations from climate science. Receive detailed feedback on your planned actions and support from the SBTi's technical experts.

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Climate Action 100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark

The Benchmark assesses company performance against three high-level goals: emissions reduction, governance, and disclosure. Their assessment framework contains a specific indicator for just energy transition actions.

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United Nations Race to Zero Campaign

Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.

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International Maritime Organization's Initial Strategy on the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Offers a roadmap to reducing GHG emissions from international shipping and to phasing them out as soon as possible. View IMO's next steps to delivering their plan.

We Mean Business Coalition

Through its partners and collaborators, We Mean Business Coalition brings forward quality climate initiatives across a variety of systems: finance, agriculture, energy, and more.

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Workforce Evolution

"Just Transition: A Business Guide" by The B Team

This guidance contains operational advice and tactics, several case studies and analysis of the risks and opportunities of climate action on a company’s workforce. It provides ways for companies to engage with workers, unions and governments that are constructive to a clean energy economy that benefits all.

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"Guidelines for a Just Transition" by the International Labour Organization (ILO)

These Guidelines are both a policy framework and a practical tool to help countries at all levels of development manage the transition to low-carbon economies. Included are mechanisms for social dialogue among governments, workers, and employers' organizations throughout policy

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Building the Net Zero Energy Workforce Report

We need people with the talent, drive, and passion to help us tackle climate change. This report from National Grid identifies the skills and expertise the energy sector will need to cultivate to help the UK reach its emissions target – and the lessons are applicable globally.

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"The Implications of the Transition to Net Zero Emissions for the Engineering Construction Industry" by ECITB

Commissioned by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, this report highlights skill gaps that must be filled to deploy at scale the technologies needed to decarbonize the industrial and energy sectors

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Community Resilience

"Practices for Just, Sustainable and Equitable Development of Clean Energy" by Ceres

This report outlines five best practices for embracing local stakeholders’ needs for local jobs, economic benefits and protection of environmental habitats.

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Recommendations of the IEA Global Commission on People-Centerd Clean Energy Transitions

12 actionable recommendations for clean energy policy and programming draw on recent experiences and best practices from around the world.

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Case Studies: Four Initiatives for Community Resilience in Canada

How can communities enhance long-term resilience in light of the shifting energy landscape? View the results of four initiatives incubated by Alberta-based coalition Energy Future Lab:

  • Blockchain to Transact Carbon Offsets from Aggregated Micro-Solar Pilot
  • Energy Efficiency Program for Small Rural Businesses Pilot
  • SouthWest Alberta Experiential Learning Lab (SWELL) Concept
  • Louis Bull Renewable Schools Pilot

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Collaboration & Transparency

"From the Grand to the Granular: Translating Just Transition Ambitions into Investor Action"

Investors can play a significant role in the Just energy Transition by making sure that the social dimension is fully integrated into their assessment, stewardship, capital allocation, and policy activities. This report presents a seven-point framework focusing on: strategy, workers, supply chain, communities, consumers, policy and disclosure.

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World Benchmarking Alliance: Climate and Energy Benchmark

WBA's Climate and Energy Benchmark covers rankings of 450 of the world’s most influential, keystone companies in high-emitting sectors like automotive, electric utilities, oil and gas, transport, buildings and construction. As an accountability mechanism, they highlight industries and companies that are leading the way and form an evidence base to hold laggards to account.

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"Real People, Real Change: Strategies for Just Energy Transitions" bu IISD and GSI

This guidance for governments in both developed and developing nations provides political and communications strategies for a just transition, building on research and case studies of past and current national energy transitions.

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Recommendations of the EITI for Transparency in Transition

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) implements the global standard to promote the open and accountable management of oil, gas, and mineral resources. This paper focuses on the strategic direction of EITI and its implementing countries. Its findings may also help inform debate as governments and their development partners seek to support a recovery in line with a ‘well below 2°C’ world.

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