Developing a Policy Framework with Indicators for a ‘Just Transition’ in Aotearoa New Zealand
Keywords:Climate change, Justice, Policy, Indicators, Transition
As Aotearoa New Zealand responds to climate change, policymakers are being challenged to ensure a ‘just transition’ for workers, households and communities. However, no domestic consensus exists about how to define, measure, monitor or manage a ‘just transition’. Maintaining public support for ambitious domestic decarbonisation will require an integrated policy framework which operationalises principles of justice and safeguards wellbeing. This article examines the concept of a ‘just transition’ for climate change and explores three tools for improving policy: inclusive, informed and iterative processes for decision making; an assessment framework for social resilience to change; and progress indicators.
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