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Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy : Solutions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

Author: Peter Poschen
Publisher: Saltaire : Taylor and Francis, 2015.
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Poschen, Peter.
Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy : Solutions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development.
Saltaire : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Poschen
ISBN: 9781351283984 1351283987
OCLC Number: 1004192800
Notes: 3.1.4 Integrated approaches for smooth and just transitions.
Description: 1 online resource (205 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Boxes; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Executive summary; Introduction; Two defining challenges for the twenty-first century; Recognizing the pivotal role of decent work for sustainable development; Recognizing the economic and social aspects of environmental change; New opportunities for promoting decent work for all; The structure and content of this book; 1. Sustainable development and decent work; 1.1 Environmental challenges: their economic and social cost; 1.1.1 Natural resource use; 1.1.2 Pollution. 1.1.3 Water scarcity and land degradation1.1.4 Biodiversity; 1.1.5 Climate change; 1.2 Social challenges and economic instability: their link to the environment; 1.3 The drive to environmental sustainability and its implications for decent work; 1.3.1 An environmentally sustainable economy: the shift to sustainable patterns of production and consumption; 1.3.1.1 Policy instruments for environmental sustainability; 1.3.2 A more environmentally sustainable economy: repercussions for the world of work; 1.3.2.1 Enterprises and workplaces. 1.3.2.2 Key economic sectors employing half the global workforce1.3.2.3 National economies; 1.4 The labour market dynamics of greening economies: green jobs creation, employment and income effects; 1.4.1 Creating green jobs; 1.4.1.1 Employment dynamics and balances; 1.4.1.2 Changes in employment quality, income levels and distribution; 2. Seizing the opportunities: lessons from international experience; 2.1 Evidence of the positive employment effects of green policies; 2.1.1 Job creation; 2.1.2 Job quality and the upgrading of existing jobs; 2.1.2.1 Agriculture. 2.1.2.2 Waste management and recycling2.1.2.3 Buildings and construction; 2.1.3 Contributing to social inclusion; 2.1.3.1 Energy access; 2.1.3.2 Payment for environmental services; 2.2 Lessons learned; 3. Identifying and managing the challenges; 3.1 Economic restructuring; 3.1.1 Nature and scope of the adjustments needed; 3.1.1.1 The largest polluters represent a modest share of total employment; 3.1.1.2 Greening is often a relatively minor factor in employment losses; 3.1.1.3 Climate change mitigation policies mainly affect sectoral employment composition. 3.1.2 Getting the best employment outcomes from greening enterprises and supply chains3.1.2.1 Greening enterprises: raising resource productivity is key; 3.1.2.2 Getting employees and the social partners involved; 3.1.2.3 Small businesses face specific challenges in going green; 3.1.2.4 Environmental policies that address SME concerns; 3.1.2.5 Promoting greening in SMEs and informal resource-based enterprises; 3.1.3 Dealing with job losses; 3.1.3.1 Planning ahead for job loss due to green transformations; 3.1.3.2 Addressing low occupational mobility.

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