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A podcast by Young Friends of the Earth Scotland exploring the concept of Just Transition, talking to experts and activists about what it means from a Scottish perspective. The views, information, or opinions expressed during these podcasts are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Friends of the Earth Scotland and its employees. This podcast is supported by the Erasmus+ programme and the European Union.
 
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In this episode we're joined by Tam Wilson of the STUC to talk about precarious work, workplace organising and just transition. As young people we're very familiar with exploitative and precarious work practices like zero hours contracts, so we loved hearing about Tam and the STUC's work and why improving all our working conditions has to be part o…
 
This episode is a trade unions 101! Who are trade unions, and where did they come from? What do they do? Why are they so important? In this episode we're joined by Francis from the Scottish Trades Union Congress to explore these questions and more, thinking about the role of trade unions in a just transition and what the term means from a union per…
 
We're back for 2021 with a brand new episode! A just transition is a worker-led transition, so in this episode we're joined again by Ryan Morrison from Friends of the Earth Scotland to discuss Offshore, a new report which gives amazing insight into the views of frontline oil and gas workers. Did you know that whilst many offshore workers are open t…
 
In this episode we're joined by lecturer and researcher Dr Ewan Gibbs to chat all about Scottish politics, fossil fuels, and just transition. We chat about how oil and energy has played a part in Scottish politics and the independence movement, the question of energy nationalisation, current Scottish government plans for North Sea Oil, and much mor…
 
In this episode we're joined by Emilie Tricarico to chat all about degrowth, post-work, and just transition. What do those terms mean? What exactly is neoliberal capitalism? Could a four day week and universal basic income be part of a just transition? Further resources: 4 Day Week campaign - pushing for a national four day week. Autonomy - a think…
 
In this episode we're joined by Andy Whitmore from London Mining Network, and Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello of London Mining Network and Earthworks. We discuss the dirty side of renewables, learn about the role of extractivism and neo-colonialism in minerals and mining, and think more about what justice really means in a just transition. Click here t…
 
We're joined again by Annabel Pinker, a researcher at the James Hutton Institute, to talk about her report for the Just Transition Commission on international approaches. What can Scotland learn from other countries who are approaching just transition on a national level? What are the challenges? Is anyone gaining success? You can find out more abo…
 
In this episode we spoke to Annabel Pinker, a researcher at the James Hutton Institute about energy decentralisation. What is energy decentralisation, and how can it be part of a just transition? Can our energy systems change how we relate to nature and to each other? You can find out more about Annabel and her research here: https://www.hutton.ac.…
 
In this episode we're joined by Gabby and James from Platform to discuss the oil industry amidst the global pandemic. What does this crisis mean for the industry, for workers' rights and a just transition? What's the chat with bailouts? You can find out more about Platform here: https://platformlondon.org/ And you can find Young Friends of the Eart…
 
In this episode we speak to Neil, a former North Sea oil worker turned activist with XR Scotland. We talk about what it's like to work in the fossil fuel industry, about trade unions and workers rights, and about his journey into climate activism. The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of Friends of the Earth Scotlan…
 
Just transition 101! In this episode we speak to Ryan Morrison, just transition campaigner at Friends of the Earth Scotland. We cover some of the basics of just transition, the fossil fuel industry, workers rights, climate justice, Ryan's work, and who the key players are in Scotland when it comes to a just transition. The views expressed in this p…
 
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