GUIDANCE: Enabling a place-based, just transition to net zero – Guidance for stakeholders in Milford Haven

Summary

Authors:

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

University of Essex
University of Sussex

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

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 offers science-informed and evidenced-based recommendations for governments, industry, host communities and associated organisations, to help enable a place-based, fair industrial transition in Milford Haven, an important part of the South Wales Industrial Cluster. Informed by the Place-Based Just Transition framework, the recommendations include the development a place-sensitive approach grounded in the lived experiences of host communities, sustained engagement with stakeholders and host communities, the consideration of local needs identified by residents, improved governance structures for industrial decarbonisation, and the negotiation of trade-offs to ensure a fair transition for host communities like Milford Haven.

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.