Óscar Santiago Vargas Guevara, Felipe Alberto Corral Montoya, Andrea Cardoso Díaz, Javier Omar Ruiz Arroyave, Óscar Giovanni Bonilla Camargo, Miguel Ángel Gómez Camargo, Lorena Marcela López Orellano, Laura Inés Brito Bouriyu, Narlis Guzmán Angulo, Naryelis Padilla Guzmán, María Eusebia Soto Sierra, Yaneth Patricia Ortiz Bouriyu and Nicolas Malz
This book discusses and summarizes the revived interest in just energy transitions issues withing the general context of the extraction and commercialization of coal and of energy transition policies in Colombia and worldwide. Even more importantly, the book aims at familiarizing people from various disciplines with a better understanding of how local communities in coal-mining territories in Colombia envision just energy transitions at a local/national level, which are truly inclusive and democratic. The book is based on a pluralistic approach to discuss conceptual references and transversal axes of analysis from the epistemologies of the South, followed by a discussion of possible just and inclusive energy transitions. The methodology is explained within the framework of the pedagogical process “Community re-existence: energy transition, gender and sovereignty”, which provided for a large part of this analysis. The major task of this book is to present the findings of the collaborative research working together with the communities of Lomamato, Provincial, La Sierra and Monguí. Based on these observations, the book tries to assure unity in diversity. Unity, because it systemizes the main recommendations for public policy; diversity, because it carries out intercultural dialogues with communities involved in socio-environmental conflicts, external civil society and international cooperation actors.