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Trade Unions In The Green Economy

Author: Nora Räthzel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1849714649
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Combating climate change will increasingly impact on production industries and the workers they employ as production changes and consumption is targeted. Yet research has largely ignored labour and its responses. This book brings together sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, historians, economists, and representatives from international and local unions based in Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Taiwan, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA. Together they open up a new area of research: Environmental Labour Studies. The authors ask what kind of environmental policies are unions in different countries and sectors developing. How do they aim to reconcile the protection of jobs with the protection of the environment? What are the forms of cooperation developing between trade unions and environmental movements, especially the so-called Red-Green alliances? Under what conditions are unions striving to create climate change policies that transcend the economic system? Where are they trying to find solutions that they see as possible within the present socio-economic conditions? What are the theoretical and practical implications of trade unions' "Just Transition", and the problems and perspectives of "Green Jobs"? The authors also explore how food workers' rights would contribute to low carbon agriculture, the role workers' identities play in union climate change policies, and the difficulties of creating solidarity between unions across the global North and South. Trade Unions in the Green Economy opens the climate change debate to academics and trade unionists from a range of disciplines in the fields of labour studies, environmental politics, environmental management, and climate change policy. It will also be useful for environmental organisations, trade unions, business, and politicians.

Nachhaltige Arbeit

Author: Thomas Barth
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593506432
Size: 51.32 MB
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Da Umweltprobleme immer drängender werden, gewinnt die Debatte um den Übergang zu einer nachhaltigen Arbeitsgesellschaft wieder an Bedeutung. Die eingeforderte "große Transformation" bringt fundamentale Veränderungen für die Arbeitenden in verschiedenen Wirtschaftsbereichen mit sich. Dieser Band diskutiert aus arbeits- und umweltsoziologischer Sicht die Potenziale und Probleme dieses Wandels.

Workers And Trade Unions For Climate Solidarity

Author: Paul Hampton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317554345
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This book is a theoretically rich and empirically grounded account of UK trade union engagement with climate change over the last three decades. It offers a rigorous critique of the mainstream neoliberal and ecological modernisation approaches, extending the concepts of Marxist social and employment relations theory to the climate realm. The book applies insights from employment relations to the political economy of climate change, developing a model for understanding trade union behaviour over climate matters. The strong interdisciplinary approach draws together lessons from both physical and social science, providing an original empirical investigation into the climate politics of the UK trade union movement from high level officials down to workplace climate representatives, from issues of climate jobs to workers’ climate action. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers in environmental politics, climate change and environmental sociology.

Greening Auto Jobs

Author: Caleb Goods
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739189816
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Greening Auto Jobs: A Critical Analysis of the Green Job Solution provides a major contribution to the growing and important field of environmental sociology and labor studies by providing a theoretical and practical understanding of how the broader political-economic relations of society affect the relationship between labor and the environment.

Oecd Umweltausblick Bis 2050 Die Konsequenzen Des Nichthandelns

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264172866
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Wie werden wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklungen die Umwelt bis 2050 beeinflussen? Welche Maßnahmen sind nötig, um den wichtigsten ökologischen Herausforderungen zu begegnen, und mit welchen Konsequenzen müssen wir im Falle von politischer Untätigkeit rechnen? Der Umweltausblick liefert Analysen ökonomischer und ökologischer Trends. Im Zentrum der Projektionen stehen vier Bereiche, anhand derer sich die Zukunft unseres Planeten entscheiden wird: Klimawandel, Artenvielfalt, Wasser sowie Umwelt und Gesundheit.

Sustainable Economy And Sustainable Employment

Author: Christa Larsen
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
ISBN: 3957101166
Size: 80.56 MB
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In the past years, sustainability has again become a theme in both academic and political discourses. Even though they often focus on green(ing) jobs and skills as recently emerged policy fields, also the different aspects of sustainable employment are increasingly receiving attention. As the labour market observatories face the challenge of capturing the developments on the regional and local labour markets in regard to green jobs/skills and sustainable employment, the EN RLMM anthology seeks to clarify different conceptual and methodological issues with the aim to advance regional and local labour market monitoring efforts in this field. The publication focuses on monitoring approaches concerned with jobs and skills in the green(ing) sectors and sustainable employment on the level of European regions and localities. It is explored, how the above mentioned issues can be integrated in the continuously conducted regional and local labour market monitoring and how different stakeholders on the regional and local level can use the generated labour market data for their steering and strategy development activities.

Designing The Green Economy

Author: Brian Milani
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847691906
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22 pp, incl 11 b/w photographs, map, gradient diagram and tabulated information. Published by Australian Railway Historical Society Victorian Division Inc.