TITLE

Green Jobs in Australia: A Status Report

AUTHOR(S)
Thomas, Ian; Sandri, Orana; Hegarty, Kathryn
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Sustainability (2071-1050);Dec2010, Vol. 2 Issue 12, p3792
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper captures the breadth of complexity in the debate about 'green jobs' as the world seeks to transition to a 'low carbon economy' and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction of reliance for energy on the burning of fossil fuels. A consideration is provided within both the Australian and international contexts of the current assertions and projections regarding green jobs, their definition and location in the economy. The substantive focus of the paper is on the development of these notions in the Australian context. We consider the understanding brought to the term and explore some of the intersections for vocational employment and training which have emerged in debate about the ways in which nations will manage the carbon pollution reduction imperative. We explore the ways forward for a coherent understanding of the need to build capacity for green jobs.
ACCESSION #
57933591

 

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