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.
Local knowledge and stories create positive change in Burnie
The whiteboard in Kylie Burgess’ office tells a story about the power of community. It’s covered in notes and ideas about turning local knowledge and lived experience into positive change for the community of Burnie in Tasmania’s north-west.
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.