A new book edited by Edited by Edouard Morena, Dunja Krause and Dimitris Stevis brings together a compelling history of just transition, from its early origins among chemical workers in the US demanding clean working conditions, to the United Nation’s ‘Just Transition’ climate conference in Katowice, Poland (December 2018), when the UN finally let workers’ issues enter the mainstream. Yet, on closer scrutiny, Dimitris writes, ‘rather than providing a clear sense of how just transition can be achieved, the conference exposed the gap between policy makers’ narrow understanding and the everyday experience of working people and frontline communities.
Here’s one insight into this through the film ‘Burned – Are Trees the New Coal’. Burned tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant green washing of the burgeoning biomass electric power industry. Through interviews with activists, experts and citizens the film interweaves the science of climate change, the escalating energy-policy disputes, the dynamics of forest ecology and biomass industry practices…’
You can read more about it here: https://burnedthemovie.com/
Thanks to Melanie Fryer for highlighting this.
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