The IIASA Just Transitions to Net‑Zero Carbon Emissions for All (JustTrans4All) project contributes to novel analyses of transition pathways that are  cognizant of diverse justice considerations. The project aims to help shape policies that make people’s lives better without harming the planet, following the UN 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

JustTrans4All brings together researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds including political science, philosophy, demography, energy systems, and modeling, drawing on the expertise of the IIASA Energy, Climate,  and Environment Program, the Economic Frontiers Program, and the Population and Just Societies Program.

The project’s tools, data, and analyses help researchers of diverse disciplines to disentangle justice considerations. It also studies real-world connections between wellbeing and decent living standards to inform just  transitions.

Since the establishment of the project in 2021, IIASA researchers have published a variety of scholarly contributions, including a Science Policy Forum and a letter in The Lancet Planetary Health. Last year, its framework  on justice considerations in climate research was published in the journal Nature Climate Change, highlighting the need for a consistent approach to comprehensively incorporating and examining justice considerations,  specifically within the integrated assessment modeling (IAM) community and among its users.

Currently, JustTrans4All is collaborating with researchers from several other projects to build on the developed products and insights. Researchers have also been working on country cases together with scholars funded by the IIASA Korean and Chinese Member Organizations.