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Green Jobs

Literature and statistics on the employment aspect of the green economy.


AFL-CIO Green Jobs and Our Environment

Union perspective on agreements and negotiations.

BlueGreen Alliance

The Alliance is a "partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy." It follows progress in the creation of environmentally sustainable jobs and reproduces news items and reports.

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

The ITUC maintains a Green Jobs web page for news and documents.

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) (U. of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Search for "green jobs" to find PDFs of relevant reports.

Work in a Warming World (W3) (York University)

Interdisciplinary research program at York University focusing on the impact of global warming on work and employment, particularly in Canada.  It provides "a free, fully searchable database of French and English-language documents related to climate change and its impact in the Canadian workplace," from 1995 to the present.  W3 also publishes the monthly Work and Climate Change Report.

Worldwatch Institute

Some of the Institute's published reports (such as Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World, September 2008; Worldwatch Report #177: Green Jobs: Working for People and the Environment, October 2008; Worldwatch Report #185: Green Economy and Green Jobs in China: Current Status and Potentials for 2020, July 2011) focus on employment issues.