Skills and workforce development
Skills for green jobs in Australia 2009
Client: ILO - International Labour Organisation
Commissioned by the ILO as part of an international cross-country study, researchers at the WRC investigated Australian initiatives relating to the development of 'green skills'. The report considers industries and occupations likely to decline, likely to become 'greener' and likely to be newly created as a result of pressure to move to a lower carbon economy. Industries documented in case studies include cotton farming, plumbing and solar energy provision. The analysis highlighted the prevalence of firm, industry and state based initiatives in the absence of national policy coordination until relatively recently.