The ‘just transition’ is a concept receiving more attention in the literature to-date. This critical review discusses this and how there are overlaps with literature on energy, environmental and climate justice. Within the separate energy, environment and climate change scholar communities, there is too much distortion of what the ‘transition’ means and what ‘justice’ means, and they all should be understood within the just transition concept. To increase public understanding and public acceptance of a just transition, these research communities need to unite rather than continue alone.

Just transition, Environmental justice, Energy justice, Climate justice, Legal geography
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.11.016, hdl.handle.net/1765/125740
Geoforum
Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS)

Heffron, R., & McCauley, D.A. (2018). What is the just transition?. Geoforum, 74–79. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.11.016