External Resources

There are many Trade Unions, coalitions and organisations working just transition activities around the world. Some examples given below.

Irish Congress of Trade Unions

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is the largest civil society organisation on the island of Ireland, representing and campaigning on behalf of some 800,000 working people. There are currently 44 unions affiliated to Congress, north and south of the border.


ITUC Just Transition Centre

The Just Transition Centre was established in 2016 by the ITUC and partners. The Centre brings together workers and their unions, communities, businesses and governments in social dialogue to ensure that labour has a seat at the table when planning for a Just Transition to a low-carbon world.


Trade Unions for Energy Democracy

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) is a global, multi-sector initiative to advance democratic direction and control of energy in a way that promotes solutions to the climate crisis, energy poverty, the degradation of both land and people, and responds to the attacks on workers’ rights and protections.


Just Transition Research Collaborative

The Just Transition Research Collaborative (JTRC), under the auspicises of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, is a space for exchange and discussion that brings together a range of experts from academia and civil society to collectively map and analyse the different understandings and narratives of “Just Transition” underpinning the concept’s growing popularity and uptake. The project provides an important contribution to the science-policy dialogue around Just Transition and offers policy recommendations on how the approach can be used to foster the transition to equitable low-carbon development.



Progress Towards a Just Transition on The Island of Ireland

John Barry & Sinéad Mercier


A Just Transition for All or Just a Transition?

Alexander Reitzenstein, Jennifer Tollmann, Rebekka Popp, Luca Bergamaschi, Taylor Dimsdale


Mapping Just Transitions to a Low Carbon World