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Media and Video Coverage of Fossil Fuel Transition Report

The Centre for Future Work recently released a major report, commissioned by Environmental Defence, analyzing the labour market implications of the accelerating transition to renewable energy systems and away from fossil fuels. 

The report generated significant media coverage and related video and educational resources. Here are some links:

Commentary in Globe and Mail summarizing main arguments.

Feature on CBC TV’s Power and Politics discussing fossil fuel transitions in light of the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline. 

Dr. Jim Stanford on Power and Politics
Dr. Jim Stanford on Power and Politics


Feature on CBC Radio’s What on Earth program discussing the report and how fair employment transitions can be supported.

Feature article in Alberta Politics on the report and its implications for transition policy in Alberta.

A short video produced by Environmental Defence with a summary of the report’s major themes.

Dr. Jim Stanford on Environmental Defence
Dr. Jim Stanford on Environmental Defence

A summary report, titled Steady Path, also prepared by Environmental Defense, with highlights from the full report.

Jim Stanford is Economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work. He divides his time between Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada. Jim is one of Canada’s best-known economic commentators. He served for over 20 years as Economist and Director of Policy with Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector trade union.