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Would there be a net loss of jobs from the transition to a zero-carbon economy, or a net gain? What are the necessary steps our governments have to take to make the latter a reality? Join us at our event in Bristol, where we will share the findings of our research for Climate Jobs across the United Kingdom!
With the consequences of climate change being evermore perceptible through extreme weather events (both worldwide and in European countries), verifiable research is urgently needed to set targets and policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the amount necessary to secure a livable environment. At the same time, policies to reduce greenhouse emissions are often attacked for threatening existing jobs.
GEF’s transnational project “Strengthening Climate Targets, Creating Local Climate Jobs” sets out to explore what greenhouse emissions reductions would mean in practical terms for our job markets and economies, and whether jobs could be created in rural areas across Europe. Can both a safe and just economically sound life for all be achieved? To this end, our project undertook research on the potential to create more climate jobs in three EU countries with diverse historic and economic prerequisites: United Kingdom, Ireland and Hungary.
About the event
This upcoming side event at the Autumn Conference of the Green Party of England and Wales will offer an introduction to the GEF transnational project. In particular, it will present the results of modelling to estimate the net number of jobs that could be created in each local authority area of the United Kingdom, via the transition to a zero carbon economy, in the key sectors of energy, transport, waste management, buildings and food, farming, and forestry.
During the event, the overall GEF project as well as the research findings and resulting policy recommendations for the United Kingdom will be presented by:
Jonathan Essex, Green House Think Tank
Anne Chapman, Green House Think Tank
Chaired by: Natalie Bennett, Board Member Green European Foundation and former Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales
For more information on this workshop and the Autumn Conference of the Green Party of England and Wales from 5 to 7 October in Bristol, you can find the programme here.
Bristol, BS1 5TR United Kingdom