This project will build a framework for understanding and responding to how the UK’s transition to net zero will affect families, and the communities in which they live.
Existing research indicates that certain socio-economic and demographic groups will be disproportionately burdened during transition to net zero. Families living with vulnerabilities like low income, poor housing and lack of access to services will have a different experience to families without disadvantage. Also, that the impact of a net zero transition will vary regionally, with particular concern for Yorkshire and the North of England. However, there is insufficient knowledge on how these different elements will interact with one another and a lack of consolidation of existing research.
This project will provide the strategic insights necessary and policy recommendations desirable to enable government, practitioners, and other relevant parties to plan for and manage a truly ‘just transition’.
Key aims and objectives
This project will provide the strategic insights necessary and policy recommendations desirable to enable government, practitioners, and other relevant parties to plan for and manage a ‘just transition’. Ensuring that everyone benefits from the transition to net zero will help to ensure the UK’s success in fighting climate change. These insights will be published, as well as community engagement and educational materials to engage as wide an audience as possible.