Which states will lead a just transition for the Arctic? A DeePeR analysis of global data on Arctic states and formal observer states

Darren McCauley, Kerry A. Pettigrew, Mia M. Bennett, Iain Todd, Corine Wood-Donnelly

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Abstract

A fair and equitable low carbon future depends on a just transition which, in turn, requires leadership. Where the Arctic is concerned, this leadership is currently lacking. To gauge which states are most likely to provide leadership in the global energy transition, a quantitative rank-percentile assessment of 21 Arctic Council members and Observer states was conducted, using measures relevant to the just transition. Data from multiple open-access sources were combined, creating a model to ‘evaluate energy and equity aspects of Distributional, Procedural and Restorative’ justice (DeePeR). Results suggest normative leadership on a just transition for the Arctic comprises international climate contributions in line with carbon emission records and a commitment to both fair and green jobs. Reflections are made on the positive and negative effects of a more involved EU for the just transition agenda in the Arctic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102480
Number of pages13
JournalGlobal Environmental Change
Volume73
Early online date5 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Aaron Cooper (Coventry University, University of Eastern Finland) and Ryan Holmes (Erasmus University) for reviewing the manuscript.

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