The world is at a tipping point in the fight against climate change. The cascade of pledges by countries and companies to reduce their carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 is heralding a tidal shift in the global energy production. An energy transition in which energy production will predominantly be based on sustainable and renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.

The imminent energy transition will benefit our planet and people. It will help mitigate the inevitable climate change the world will face over the coming centuries. The energy transformation will affect the lives of billions of people, and governments will need to ensure the transition is socially just. We need to put people at the centre of our green transition policies and involve them in the process. This will require proactive industrial policy, active labour market policies, and social protection measures...

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