Port Talbot shows the need for a just transition to net zero

Published on June 14, 2024
Nick Robins, Sangeeth Raja Selvaraju
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Port Talbot’s Tata Steel, the UK’s largest single carbon emitter, is set to close its blast furnaces this summer. While the closure is good news for national emissions, it would also result in approximately 2,800 direct job losses. Nick Robins and Sangeeth Selvaraju argue in this submission to the LSE British Politics and Policy blog that this would constitute a prime example of an unjust transition towards net zero, and offer suggestions for avoiding such devastating outcomes in Wales and the rest of the country.

External link to blog: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/port-talbot-shows-the-need-for-a-just-transition-to-net-zero/

Link to accompanying Just Transition Finance Lab briefing: Negotiating the social contract for net zero: Port Talbot, steel and the just transition