REPORT: Enabling a place-based, just transition to net zero – Guidance for stakeholders in Grangemouth

Summary

Authors:

Huei-Ling Lai
Jo Hamilton
Patrick Devine-Wright
Abigail Martin

University of Exeter
University of Sussex

Enabling a place-based, just transition to net zero – Guidance for stakeholders in Grangemouth

March 2024

The report synthesises findings from four IDRIC social science research projects involving academics from four UK Universities (Exeter, Sussex, Manchester and Leeds). It presents science-informed and evidenced-based recommendations for government, industry and associated organisations to help enable a place-based, fair industrial transition in Grangemouth, a key industrial site in Scotland. Informed by the Place-Based Just Transition framework, the recommendations include aligning with existing initiatives and advocate for a place-sensitive and community-driven approach to industrial decarbonisation in Grangemouth, emphasising the need for sustained engagement with host communities and workers, grounded benefits of industrial decarbonisation to meet local needs, improved government mechanisms, and bottom-up processes for industrial decarbonisation.

This project was funded by IDRIC (under EPSRC award number: EP/V027050/1). The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of IDRIC. Neither IDRIC nor EPSRC can be held responsible for them.