This October the TUC, in conjunction with Greenpeace will launch in October a new report, Green Collar Nation. Green Collar Nation looks at the skills and training needed to provide jobs that will ensure a joint transition to a low carbon economy.
To mark the publication of the report a seminar is being held in Congress House on Monday October 19th from 17.30 – 19.00.
Philip Pearson, Senior Policy Officer at the TUC said:
The TUC has long argued for a Just Transition to a low-carbon economy, where the shift to a new, greener economic model promotes social justice rather than undermines it. Green skills and jobs are a vital part of this shift, and this joint report looks at how the learning agenda can support the growing low carbon sector.
This joint discussion paper seeks to further develop the ideas around the Just Transition concept, and sets out the ways in which its aspirations are shared between the trade union and environmental movements."
By looking at different scenarios and projections for the sectors of the UK economy moving towards a low-carbon model, the paper explores where new industrial opportunities are cropping up and skilled jobs are being created. It is equally possible to see how many of our high-carbon industries will need to change if they, and the communities that depend on them, are to survive and grow.
- Joss Garman, Associate Director for Climate Change, Energy and Transport at IPPR
- Philip Pearson, Senior Policy Officer, TUC
- Doug Parr, Chief Scientist, Greenpeace
The seminar will be chaired by Sue Ferns, TUC General Council lead on the environment and Deputy General Secretary of Prospect.
To book free tickets for the launch go to the EventBrite page: http://greencollarnation.eventbrite.co.uk