The UN’s latest climate report means a “death knell” for coal and fossil fuels. What role should Canada’s social sector play in a just transition?

Consultations for ‘just transition’ in Canada typically include labour leaders, industry representatives, and environmental organizations, but can leave out Indigenous and youth-led groups.

Why It Matters

Communities forced to move away from fossil fuel industries for their local economy will see major social change if a transition plan doesn’t take social well-being, the identity of workers, and mental health services into account.

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