28 September 2021

New research to help local authorities plan for a ‘just’ transition to net zero

New research to help local authorities plan for a ‘just’ transition to net zero image

A new research project to discover how the UK’s transition to net zero will affect the poorest families and communities has been launched.

The research, led by the Institute for Community Studies and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, will help mitigate the negative impacts on those likely to be disproportionately affected by household, social and economic shifts needed to meet the 2050 target.

This will help local authorities assess the target’s impact on their local communities and plan for a ‘just’ transition to net zero.

Emily Morrison, head of the Institute for Community Studies, said: 'We know from our research that all too often societal transition leaves behind the poorest families and communities - in ways that is avoidable if researchers can work collaboratively with leaders with a stake in all parts of the transition strategy.

'Achieving the social, economic, technological and behavioural shift that needs to happen for net zero requires researchers, innovators and policymakers to work with and listen to the communities it will most affect and we are thrilled that the Nuffield Foundation has chosen to fund this timely and inclusive research.'

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