We must reduce emissions as low as possible to handle the climate crisis. This solution requires a just transition, a concept, and a concrete step to shift from fossil to renewable energy.
But at the same time, the transition process needs to be ensured that it will be conducted fairly without compromising the people’s lives whose work is directly dependent on carbon-intensive industries. The steps include the creation of new sustainable alternative green jobs that are environmentally friendly.
The idea of a just transition is closely related to the idea of environmental justice. With the concept of environmental justice including climate justice and energy justice, the concept of a just transition has also expanded its meaning.
It is no longer only related to industrial workers who produce and industrial workers who consume fuel oil, but also includes people who live in the midst of high-pollution areas due to the existence of industries based on fossil fuels as experienced by marginalized communities.
A just transition is absolute because the earth in which we live today is not socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. We live in a world that is experiencing a chronic organic crisis, namely the global crisis of climate change.
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