Vol. 17 No. 3 (2021): Special Issue: Just Transitions
The idea of just transitions has greater purchase in public debate than ever before. But it is yet to be properly embedded into the thought and practice of government, business and civil society. This special issue offers concepts and tools to bridge the implementation gap for just transitions in Aotearoa New Zealand. The approach already has a conspicuous champion in the Just Transitions Unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, which supports regional transitions in Taranaki and Southland. But the strains of the low emissions transition cut deeper and wider, exemplified by recent furores over transport infrastructure, land use and agriculture, and managed retreat.