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The green transition and its potential territorial discontents

Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés ORCID: 0000-0002-8041-0856 and Bartalucci, Federico (2023) The green transition and its potential territorial discontents. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. ISSN 1752-1378

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Identification Number: 10.1093/cjres/rsad039

Abstract

The impacts of climate change are unevenly distributed across territories. Less is known about the potential effects of climate policies aimed at mitigating the negative consequences of climate change while transitioning economies towards low-carbon standards. This paper presents an analytical framework for identifying and assessing the regional impacts of the green transition. We develop a Regional Green Transition Vulnerability Index, a composite measure of the regional vulnerability of European regions to the socio-economic reconfigurations prompted by the green transition. The index brings to light strong regional variations in vulnerability, with less developed, peri-urban and rural regions in Southern and Eastern Europe more exposed to the foreseeable changes brought about by the green transition. We also draw attention to the potential rise of pockets of growing ‘green’ discontent, especially if the green transition contributes, as is likely to be the case, to leaving already left-behind regions further behind.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/cjres
Additional Information: © 2023 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
J Political Science
JEL classification: O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O56 - Oceania
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, and Changes
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2023 15:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 04:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/120536

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