The challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and of generating decent work for all are closely linked. While it is certain that environmental degradation and climate change will increasingly require enterprises and labor markets to react and adjust, the goal of environmentally sustainable economies will not be attained without the active contribution of the world of work.An integrated approach turns the drive towards environmental sustainability into a significant avenue for development, with more and better jobs, social inclusion and poverty reduction. This book demonstrates that green jobs can be a key economic driver, as the world steps into the largely uncharted territory of building a sustainable and low-carbon global economy. Poschen shows that positive outcomes are possible, but require a clear understanding of the opportunities and challenges, as well as country-specific policies that integrate environmental, social and decent work elements. The opportunities for gains may in fact be greatest in developing countries and emerging economies.This book provides a comprehensive overview of climate change, sustainable development and decent work. It addresses the challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and turning the vision of decent work for all into a reality.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Peter Poschen is the Director of Job Creation and Enterprise Development at the International Labor Organization (ILO). He has over 25 years' experience in international sustainable development, with a focus on the social dimensions of the use of natural resources.
Table of Contents
ForewordExecutive summaryIntroductionChapter 1. Sustainable development and decent workEnvironmental challenges Their economic and social costSocial challenges and economic instability: Their link to the environmentThe drive to environmental sustainability and its implications for decent workChapter 2. Seizing the opportunities: Lessons from international experienceEvidence of the positive employment effects from green policiesLessons learnedChapter 3. Identifying and managing the challengesEconomic restructuringClimate change adaptation and the world of workAdverse income distribution effects originating from energy povertyChapter 4. Effective policies and the scope for a supportive role by the ILOInitiatives to promote environmental sustainability and decent workILO support for environmentally sustainable developmentCoherent policies for more and better jobs in a greener economyTowards a policy framework for sustainable development, decent and green jobsChapter 5. Major findings