Work in a Warming World

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Date: 2015
Location: Montreal and Kingston
Series Title:

Queen's Policy Studies Series

Series Report Number: 185
In ten chapters, the book’s contributors demonstrate “how the world of work and the labour movement need to become involved in the struggle to slow global warming, and the ways in which environmental and economic policies need to be linked dynamically in order to effect positive change”. The book is organized into “Trends and Challenges”, such as the dilemma of the Canadian labour movement, and gender analysis of emissions reduction, and “Making Green Work”, with examples from the construction, hospitality, and energy industry, as well as chapters on sustainable infrastructure and its implications for the engineering profession, and the role of cities and the green economy. The book has a Canadian focus, but includes an international context. Chapters were written by associates of the Work in a Warming World research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, led by Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé.
Editor: Lipsig-Mummé, Carla McBride, Stephen

McGill Queen's University Press

Pages: 237
Language: English

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Subject: Labour union policies, Labour environmental cooperation, Green economy, Green jobs