OREF and THAW teamed up on Sunday 7th November 2021 to have a conversation about the application of the Just Transition Principles within the energy landscape in Orkney.
“Managed well, transitions to environmentally and socially sustainable economies can become a strong driver of job creation, job upgrading, social justice and poverty eradication. Greening all enterprises and jobs by introducing more energy and resource efficient practices, avoiding pollution, and managing natural resources sustainably leads to innovation, enhances resilience and generates savings which drive new investment and employment.” – International Labor Organization (2015).
Social and Environmental considerations are increasingly raising up the political agenda, this conversation will provide some insight on how that may look as the transition unfolds and how people in places like Orkney can provide essential insight into better managing those outcomes.
A copy of the presentation is available to view here.