The work of the Advisory Panel on Coal Communties is crucial for Alberta’s transition away from coal-fired electricity generation. We wrote to the panel to share key themes and summarize discussions from our Just Transition and Good Green Jobs for Alberta conference held in Edmonton last fall.
Alberta is at the beginning of a new chapter in its economic history, with new jobs and new industries available for development. Existing occupations will continue, and new opportunities will open up. We encourage the Alberta Government to take advantage of these opportunities and at the same time, address the challenges posed by these economic changes by meeting the needs of workers, families, and communities for support during the transition.
You can find the Alberta Government's webpage for the Advisory Panel here. The site features a short survey, provides bios on the three panel members, and shares details on the role the Government has given the panel.