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Title: Varieties of just transition? : eco-social policy approaches at the international level
Author(s): Cigna, Luca
Fischer, TorbenLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Heins, ElkeLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Rathgeb, PhilipLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Issue Date: 2023
Type: Article
Language: English
Abstract: ‘Just transition’ is a concept originally developed by the labour movement to reconcile workers’ rights with the necessity to combat climate change. More recently, supra- and international organisations have also adopted this idea. However, it remains unclear to what extent these actors follow the eco-social ambitions of organised labour. In this article, we develop a conceptual framework to capture diverse just transition approaches by distinguishing between the goal, policy, and governance dimension. We apply a multi-method approach to gauge the extent of variation in the just transition conceptualisations of three actors: the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the European Union (EU). We identify a cleavage between the ILO where just transition refers to an ambitious eco-social agenda on the one hand, and the IMF’s emphasis on macroeconomic adaptation on the other. The EU takes up a middle position by promoting a ‘green growth’ strategy with medium emphasis on environmental and social risk mitigation.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0(CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Journal Title: Social policy and society
Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press
Publisher Place: Cambridge
Volume: 22
Issue: 4
Original Publication: 10.1017/S1474746423000192
Page Start: 730
Page End: 746
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