Citizen Co-Design for a Just Transition to Net Zero in Glasgow

Project Details


The project takes a broad view to just transition by considering job losses, workforce development, small business opportunities, education, and other factors related to the just transition, as outlined as priority areas by Scotland’s Just Transition Commission. The project also emphasises a need to focus on marginalised groups and gender balance in assessing the effectiveness and impact of the participation models given a just transition is predicated on leaving no one behind. Both of these focuses, however, will evolve to reflect the perspectives and feedback from the community. This can be described as an assets-based approach which focuses on recognising and utilising the capabilities, resources, and knowledge present in communities to drive positive change. It is important to involve communities in the identification of the ‘priority areas’ of a just transition, as well as the identification of marginalised groups, which is the essence of participatory methodologies and avoids a top-down prescriptive approach to community engagement. By working with citizens and building a narrative of the just transition based on their perspectives and experiences, the project can identify and leverage the existing assets and strengths within the community, and address the needs and interests of marginalised communities in a comprehensive manner.
Short titleJust Transition to Net Zero in Glasgow
Effective start/end date1/10/2330/09/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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