Just Transition Commission Interim Report

The RSE has responded to a call for evidence issued by the Just Transition Commission in relation to its Interim Report, published in February 2020.

The response considers both the opportunities and the challenges that will arise from the move towards reducing carbon emissions and becoming a net-zero society. While these have been undeniably influenced by the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, the response proposes that post-pandemic recovery and a just transition are not mutually exclusive aims and that steps could be taken to integrate them. The response also describes how a just transition might manifest across different sectors and identifies specific groups that might be particularly disadvantaged, as well as suggesting specific actions Scottish Government could take to achieve a successful just transition.


Download the advice paper here.

Policy identifier



Alison Elliot

Published date

June 2020