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University of Exeter
University of Exeter
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To address these gaps, this project will produce insights and guidelines regarding the potential gaps, trade-offs, and action plans for policymakers and cluster stakeholders in delivering a just, place-based industrial decarbonisation. The proposed impacts of the project include:
This project proposes a combined, multi-level strategy to develop this actionable knowledge. It will draw lessons from four IDRIC Wave 1 social science research projects and work with 7 non-academic partners from 5 industrial clusters.
4 partner projects
7 non-academic partners
We will employ a combined strategy to create an inclusive, place-sensitive mutual learning space between research partners and multiple stakeholders at different scales and localities. The project involves 3 activities:
Activity 1: Making synergy with 4 partner projects (Oct. 2023)
Activity 2: Collaboration with local stakeholders in three sites (Nov. 2023)
Activity 3: Communication with national policymakers and broader cluster stakeholders (Dec. 2023)
We start with holding a one-day synergy workshop where all team members from 4 partner projects will gatherer together to exchange and merge research insights. The aim is to produce an integrated framework that will guide – and be refined through – Activity (2) and (3) targeting a wide range of stakeholders.
At the local and practical level, we will hold workshops guided by the integrated framework. The aim is to create action plans/recommendations to implement place-based just transitions in three industrial heartlands respectively located in the Scottish Cluster (Grangemouth), the North West Cluster (Ellesmere Port) and the South Wales Industrial Cluster (Milford Haven).
At the national and policy level, we will conduct an on-online workshop with broader cluster stakeholders and policymakers from the devolved governments (Scotland and Wales) and the UK government. The aim is to inform policies that are consistent with a place-based, socially fair industrial decarbonisation. With these activities and accessible visual outputs, the project aims to facilitate the delivery of a place-based just transition in the UK and beyond.
This project will produce actionable knowledge for supporting the delivery of place-based industrial transitions. The key outputs include: