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February 7, 2023

What a just transition means

Running through several Scottish Government policies at the moment is the theme of Just Transition – the idea that the country must move quickly towards a post carbon economy but that this should happen in a way that protects the interests and is fair to the thousands of workers and those communities that have most to lose. It is one of those policy ambitions that sounds fine but is difficult to deliver when it comes down to the individuals or communities concerned. Excellent film which depicts what a Just Transition might mean from the perspective of those communities most affected. 

Platform London , Friends of the Earth Scotland

New documentary about community impact of moving away from North Sea oil

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Offshore is an independent documentary that brings together varying perspectives on working in offshore oil and gas and renewable energy – and explores what the coming energy transition means for workers and communities around the UK North Sea. 

The film looks at how communities and regions have been impacted by past industrial decline, the risks workers face in an increasingly precarious industry and how they can organise for the future. 

The climate crisis means we must rethink our energy systems: where we get energy from, how it’s produced and who benefits from it. Workforces and communities all over the UK will be impacted by the energy transition and have the potential to benefit from more publicly owned, local and renewable energy. 

If you are a worker or community member, especially in a high carbon area of the UK, who is interested in learning more about a worker-led just transition or imagining what a just transition could mean for your area, sign up for a film screening and workshop.