Just Transition

A ‘just transition to net zero carbon’ was at the heart of the Birmingham City Council June 2019 climate emergency declaration.  The declaration included a goal ‘for the City to be net zero carbon by 2030 or as soon after as a just transition permits – making sure we take communities with us, protecting employment and without impoverishing deprived communities.’ 

Many of Footsteps’ activities involve working through places of worship and faith communities in Birmingham to help achieve a just transition to a low carbon future and a sustainable world. 

As part of our just transition focus Footsteps is part of the Build Back Better movement that aims are for a new deal “that protects public services, tackles inequality in our communities, provides secure well-paid jobs and creates a shockproof economy which can fight the climate crisis”.   

Footsteps: Just Transition

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Birmingham’s Just Transition: Report

Report for Birmingham Route to Zero Taskforce’s Communications and Engagement Sub-group Footsteps’ representative on the Birmingham Route to Zero Taskforce, Chris Martin submitted a report to the Birmingham Route to Zero Taskforce’s Communications and Engagement Sub-group exploring what a ‘just transition’ to a net zero carbon city involved in practice.  The report included contributions from […]

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Just Transition – Funding the Solutions

Following Footsteps’ 2020 Earth Day gathering, this workshop provided an opportunity to hear contributions from a number of experts and to learn from each other about funding Birmingham’s just transition to net zero carbon.   The workshop was also to provide the Birmingham City Council Taskforce with a view from a community perspective. Some 18 people, […]

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Just Transition – Communities

Following Footsteps’ 2020 Earth Day gathering, this workshop explored ‘just transition’ from a community perspective.  ‘Just transition’ lies at the heart of Birmingham’s June 2019 climate emergency declaration for the City to become “net zero carbon by 2030 or as soon after as a just transition permits – making sure we take communities with us, […]