The objective of a “just transition” was included in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. It aims to make the transition to low-carbon economies fair to all stakeholders: workers, consumers, local communities, and society at large.
While workers are generally at the heart of just transition debates, consumers have often been overlooked in discussions around the just transition. Nonetheless, this dimension will be key to consider if the transition is to embark all actors and leave no one behind. Indeed, the transition to more sustainable systems will only be feasible if governments and businesses seek to mitigate social inequality and increase access to cleaner goods and services. Whether in the energy, food or transport industries, actions can be taken for low-income households in particular to access sustainable, safe, and healthy products at affordable prices.
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