climate law

Just Transition in National Climate Law: Lessons from Scotland

The concept of just transition is going to play an increasingly prominent role in climate mitigation policy as global decarbonisation processes gather pace. Legal recognition of the concept remains limited, yet Scotland – where COP26 takes place – has positioned itself as a global leader in this domain by incorporating just transition principles into its climate legislation. This blog post outlines Scotland’s legislative approach and considers what lessons it might provide.