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Embedding justice in the 1.5°C transition: A transdisciplinary research agenda

Cronin, J; Hughes, N; Tomei, J; Caiado Coelho Beltrao Couto, L; Ali, M; Kizilcec, V; Adewole, A; ... Watson, J; + view all (2021) Embedding justice in the 1.5°C transition: A transdisciplinary research agenda. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition , 1 , Article 100001. 10.1016/j.rset.2021.100001. Green open access

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Abstract

Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C requires transformations in every aspect of our societies and economies. In contrast to 2°C pathways, the 1.5°C target requires even deeper and faster cuts in emissions. While this will bring enormous collective benefits, mitigation action also risks significant disruptions and losses to some groups. In this Perspective, we set out the justice implications of 1.5°C-consistent modelled pathways, focusing on fossil fuel extraction, critical resources, economic impacts and human needs. This leads to the identification of three cross-cutting characteristics of just transitions to 1.5°C-consistent pathways: the inherently politicised nature of transitions; the need to integrate multiple perspectives; and the challenges they present to values and assumptions. We propose a research agenda which recommends ways in which research must be interdisciplinary, integrative of diverse actors and perspectives, and able to robustly test and explore radical ideas if researchers are to rise to the challenge of delivering just transitions to 1.5°C.

Type: Article
Title: Embedding justice in the 1.5°C transition: A transdisciplinary research agenda
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.rset.2021.100001
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rset.2021.100001
Language: English
Additional information: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10127456
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