Growing the Green Collar Economy: Skills and labour challenges in reducing our greenhouse emissions and national environmental footprint.
The main report by the CSIRO was commissioned by DSF and released jointly with the Australian Conservation Foundation.
It explores the skills, innovation and employment dimensions of the transition to a more environmentally sustainable society, with a particular focus on the challenges involved in achieving deep cuts in greenhouse emissions.
Using two different economic models, the CSIRO found:
If Australia takes significant action to cut greenhouse gas emissions national employment will still increase by between 2.5 million and 3.3 million over the next two decades.
Jobs in high environmental impact areas like transport, construction, agriculture, manufacturing and mining are forecast to grow strongly in the next decade.
In high environmental impact industries 3.25 million workers will need to be equipped with new, more sustainable skills.
Dusseldorp Forum has committed to tackling system reform as part of Stronger Places, Stronger People – a five-year commitment by community, federal, and state governments and philanthropy to work together.
Philanthropy has the potential to provide long-term capital that can drive innovation in government policy. In 2010, philanthropist Julius Colman entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Victorian Government.
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.