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Accelerating a just transition

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Ipieca’s aspiration

To support the oil and gas industry’s participation in international collaboration to transition to a lower-carbon world in a way that’s just and fair for workforces, communities and consumers.

Who will make it happen?

A just transition will require collaboration between governments, employers, businesses, unions, communities, civil society, UN agencies and other international organizations.

What approaches will be needed?

A just energy transition will require significant economic, environmental, technical, social, infrastructure and mindset transformations. We’ll need holistic, proactive and long-term approaches, with shared agendas, clear policy direction and active participation by key stakeholders.

In what way should the transition be ‘just’?

International efforts to achieve a just transition should:

  • Respect the rights of communities and workforces, including in global supply chains
  • Address impacts on those who currently depend on the oil and gas industry for jobs and energy, or benefit from its social investments
  • Address impacts of new types of business that reduce carbon and develop renewables
  • Promote long-term opportunities for decent work and sustainable livelihoods
  • Make lower-carbon energy affordable and reliable for developing nations as well as developed countries
  • Avoid penalising poor, vulnerable and historically disadvantaged people, and promote social equity in the distribution of low-carbon energy benefits
  • Fulfil the 2015 Paris Agreement statements on just transition, and leave no-one behind in a world aspiring to a net-zero future
  • Support UN Sustainable Development Goals that are relevant to a just transition