The concept of a ‘just transition’ is a pathway for social justice involving different groups, including frontline communities, trade unions and governments, concerned with the impact a move away from a high-carbon economy will have on jobs and the economic opportunities of future generations. The coronavirus pandemic has brought this issue to the forefront through a desire to ‘build back better’ rather than returning to business as usual. The dual impact of the climate crisis and the pandemic is not felt equally, as BAME communities, the poorest and most vulnerable bear the brunt, in Scotland and in the Global South. In this event, participants will hear from experts on the most recent discussions emerging on just transitions and education, and then be invited to engage in online activities to begin a practical discussion around the role of education in making a just transition happen.
The Scottish Universities Insight InstituteThe Scottish Universities Insight Institute supports programmes of knowledge exchange which address and provide insight on substantial issues that face Scotland and the wider world.