Greening the Economy: A Climate Change and Jobs Strategy That Works for All

Source: AFL-CIO Executive Council statement, March 04, 2008

A Green Economy should be tied to the goal of improving workers’ rights, fair trade rules, and rebuilding manufacturing with full employment goals.

There needs to be strong domestic investment to capture new green technologies for export.

We need to cut green house emissions from existing coal and other fossil fuels, while ramping up renewable energy, energy efficiency, advanced auto and other green technology.

Public policy should concentrate on building the full domestic supply chain in green technology, including upgrading training to create a supply of trained employees for new green industries.

See also:

Greener Pathways: Jobs and Workforce Development in the Clean Energy Economy

Source: Apollo in association with the Center on Wisconsin Strategy and the Workforce Alliance.

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