February 10, 2021 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Social Dimensions of the Energy Transition
Past sociotechnical transitions have had far-reaching distributional implications, and the current transition towards a decarbonized energy system is no different. Even well-designed policy frameworks for energy system transformation will result in winners and losers. Similarly, the negative impacts of climate change are unevenly distributed. Understanding and addressing such asymmetries will be critical to sustain the transition at a pace and scale required by domestic and international policy commitments. In this webinar session, two expert presenters will offer insights from recent research on energy transition impacts, and identify policy measures and practices – such as inclusive decision making or targeted support for vulnerable communities – to foster resilience and avert economic hardship.