TASC Submission to the Climate Action Plan
TASC welcomes this public consultation on the government’s upcoming climate action plan for 2023. As a founding member of the Just Transition Alliance alongside trade unions and environmental NGOs, TASC firmly believes that if the transition to zero emissions is to be fast, it must be fair. In line with climate justice, the decarbonisation of all sectors must take a people-first approach, support the most vulnerable and marginalised, and ensure that the benefits and burdens of climate change are shared by all. To the forefront of TASC’s work has been the development of the People’s Transition model. The People’s Transition positions climate action as being an enabler of local development. It seeks to provide people and communities with ownership over the transition to zero-carbon societies. The underlying principles of the People’s Transition are community-led local development, community wealth building, and cooperative ownership.