Evidence review: Just Transition


Just transition is now a key element of climate change debates, as illustrated at COP 27 in Egypt. To date, most learning on just transitions has come from developed countries. This review is the first to provide a rigorous and precise realist summary of deliberate interventions contributing towards a just transition in the energy, agriculture, food and infrastructure sectors as well as ecosystem services in non-Annex 1 countries.

The approach to this realist review is based on a structured literature review guided by a clearly defined research protocol, together with an appraisal of the quality of the evidence based on clear criteria. This will provide the best available evidence to GCF, its members and stakeholders, on the elements and approaches that can inform interventions that are contributing to just transitions.

The evidence review will also inform wider interventions contributing to just transitions. This review is co-financed by the International Labour Organisation.