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Siciliano, Giuseppina, Linda, Wallbott, Markus, Lederer and Ahn, Dang (2021) 'Low-carbon energy, sustainable development and justice: towards a just energy transition for the society and the environment.' Sustainable Development, 29 (6). pp. 1049-1061.

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Governments and civil society are increasingly aware that the decarbonization of energy systems needs to be aligned with justice principles of recognition, distribution, and process. This paper establishes a conceptual linkage between “sustainable development”, “low‐carbon energy transitions” and “energy justice” and examines social priorities to address peoples' competing priorities associated with low‐carbon energy interventions. By analyzing a renewable energy project in Vietnam as a case study, the paper shows that linking social priorities to energy justice provides a useful contribution for energy policy makers toward a better understanding of the multidimensional and complex aspects of low‐carbon energy transitions, and how different segments of society prioritize and perceive them for the achievement of socially just energy decisions.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
ISSN: 09680802
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Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 17:23
Funders: Wellcome Trust

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