Sustainable Growth

Monday, 05 July 2021

A policy toolbox for just transitions

  • Year: 2021
  • Organisation: TIPS
  • Author(s): Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa

While the concept of a just transition dates back half a century, only recently has it entered the mainstream discourse. Its scope and application remain a source of debates and disagreements, with the term being already co-opted by various parties. The policy interventions required to effect and finance a just transition in a given context are similarly yet to be determined. This working paper aims to contribute to unpacking the meaning of a just transition and the tools to foster it. It looks at the three key dimensions of a just transition: procedural justice, distributive justice and restorative justice. It then reviews the policy toolbox for each of the three dimensions.