Raising ambition around an equitable and inclusive net-zero transition

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15 November, 2022


WBCSD insights



James Gomme, Director, Equity Action, Ruth Thomas, Director, GAA-Equitable Livelihoods, Markus Klingbeil, Senior Advisor, Energy - WBCSD

  • It will be important for companies to develop just energy transition plans that consider impacts on consumers and include initiatives to support them.  
  • Companies also have a key role to play in accelerating the transition to universal access to energy by supporting and executing projects that provide access to affordable, reliable and modern energy for people who live in remote, off-grid areas or whose access to energy supplies is unreliable. A key component of greater energy access is a (re)design of electricity markets to absorb and distribute renewable energies at scale. 

3) Addressing the disruption faced by stakeholders in the supply chain and local communities  

4) Engaging with stakeholders and embracing transparency 

  • An equitable agri-food system transformation can only exist if all agricultural workers’ human rights are respected and safeguarded and opportunities for decent and productive employment are promoted across the value chain.  
  • Climate change and the transition toward a net-zero economy will create a range of educational and technological challenges for farmers. Innovations such as farmer-centric digital agriculture solutions and enhanced and accessible mechanization will be key enablers to bridge the gap. Innovation and technology have the potential to improve farm productivity, efficiency and incomes across the agri-food system.