A just transition must reflect the voices of those who will be impacted most
While ultimately everyone will be impacted by the transition to net zero emissions, some people are likely to be harder hit than others, including youth, women, BIPOC communities, and fossil fuel workers.
The oil sands, pictured in Fort McMurray, Alta. More than two-thirds of Canadian fossil fuel workers are interested in jobs in a net-zero economy, 58 per cent see themselves thriving in that economy, and nearly nine in 10 want training and upskilling for net-zero employment, write Alison Cretney and Elizabeth Shirt.
The Hill Times file photograph by Jake Wright