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No Jobs on a Dead Planet: Trade Unions Join the Transition to a Greener Economy


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No Jobs on a Dead Planet: Trade Unions Join the Transition to a Greener Economy

Worldwatch Institute

WASHINGTON - Can the need to protect the environment be reconciled with the desire to safeguard jobs? Labor markets will shift to fit the demands of a greener economy as resources shrink and the climate changes. But with 38 percent of workers worldwide employed in carbon-intensive sectors like fossil fuel extraction and industrial manufacturing, this transition will be challenging.

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