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Identifying and dealing with injustices in the ongoing energy transition

Sustainability and environment

Eric Brandstedt, senior lecturer in human rights at Lund University, presents Just Energy Transitions, a project that seeks to increase the understanding of and improve the opportunities for fairly handling the complaints that the transition to a fossil-free future give rise to.

Seminar
Date
9 Oct 2020
Time
12:00 - 13:00
Location
Zoom: https://gu-se.zoom.us/j/67770526830

Participants
Eric Brandstedt, Senior lecturer in human rights at Lund University
Organizer
CeCAR - Center for Collective Action Research
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Eric Brandstedt

 Whilst most people generally agree that an energy transition is necessary to address climate change, in practice difficult trade-offs will be made with different actors experiencing the transition as just or unjust from their perspective. With the help of a participatory research approach, the project team, reference group and stakeholders will jointly map, categorize and critically examine objections and complaints raised against the climate transition as well as the decision-makers' responsibility to respond to these. The goal is to develop a tool that can act as a moral compass to guide decision-makers in understanding different objections and navigate trade-offs. The tool can help decision-makers form balanced, inclusive and fair policies in the ongoing energy transition in Sweden and internationally.