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Sustainability 2010, 2(12), 3792-3811;

Green Jobs in Australia: A Status Report

School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, 3001, Australia
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Received: 26 October 2010 / Revised: 11 November 2010 / Accepted: 1 December 2010 / Published: 20 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Education)
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This paper captures the breadth of complexity in the debate about ‘green jobs’ as the world seeks to transition to a ‘low carbon economy’ and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction of reliance for energy on the burning of fossil fuels. A consideration is provided within both the Australian and international contexts of the current assertions and projections regarding green jobs, their definition and location in the economy. The substantive focus of the paper is on the development of these notions in the Australian context. We consider the understanding brought to the term and explore some of the intersections for vocational employment and training which have emerged in debate about the ways in which nations will manage the carbon pollution reduction imperative. We explore the ways forward for a coherent understanding of the need to build capacity for green jobs. View Full-Text
Keywords: green jobs; energy efficiency; renewable energy; climate change; low carbon economy; clean energy green jobs; energy efficiency; renewable energy; climate change; low carbon economy; clean energy
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Thomas, I.; Sandri, O.; Hegarty, K. Green Jobs in Australia: A Status Report. Sustainability 2010, 2, 3792-3811.

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