The shift to net zero needed to combat climate change will feature a dramatic shift in how the world produces and consumes energy. The movement towards renewable energy and clean fuels, while a significant opportunity for Canada, will naturally result in a rotation away from fossil fuels with respect to skilled labour and investment. Those workers and communities dependent on fossil fuel industries are likely to face significant dislocation, resulting in the need for policies aimed at ensuring a just transition for those who will bear a disproportionate burden of the clean energy transition.
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Francis Fong is Managing Director of ESG research at TD Economics. He produces a wide range of research covering both the economic and social implications of the clean energy transition. Francis previously served as chief economist at CPA Canada. He has also conducted research on a wide variety of topics on social and economic issues including on immigration policy, youth unemployment, income inequality, housing, financial markets, and labour market issues.
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