Unfortunately, there is a tremendous shortage of individuals with the necessary skills in sustainability practices, and employers seeking more "green-collar
" workers often face bleak prospects.
Instead of incurring debt by using Private Finance Initiatives, Brummie Bonds, funding investment in local labour and components to make the council's housing stock and public buildings energy-efficient, would create thousands of green-collar
jobs and reduce council tenants' energy bills.
European Ministers should urgently put in place a green new deal for Europe: in other words, based on the precedent of Roosevelt's new deal of the 1930s, we need the re-regulation of international finance, an end to subsidies for coal and nuclear fuel, and a major programme of public and private investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency, generating thousands of green-collar
jobs in the process.
More than half of the 500 British businesses questioned predicted that their need for green-collar
skills would increase, sparking fears of skills shortages in other areas.
For example, the Ella Baker Center uses its Website to promote online advocacy campaigns, which allow visitors to take action in support of the Center's Green-Collar
Jobs campaign and other community projects.
AS WE consider how the Welsh economy can emerge stronger from this recession, the role of green-collar
jobs cannot be ignored.
This is a tremendous example of the innovative work going on in our region and the immense potential for providing green-collar
jobs on the back of the need to cut our carbon footprint.
Jones, founder of Green For All, an organization that promotes green-collar
jobs and opportunities for the disadvantaged, believes we can look for solutions to both these crises in the green-collar
At the same time, it would provide secure investments for pensions and savings, using that capital to kick-start a massive public and private works programme to cut energy use and create hundreds of thousands of high quality, green-collar
In other words, based on the precedent of Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s, we need the re-regulation of international finance, an end to subsidies for coal and nuclear, and a programme of public and private investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency, generating thousands of green-collar
jobs in the process.
All the Democratic presidential candidates talked about "green-collar
jobs." But what are they?
That is why we believe that there are vast opportunities for green-collar
jobs which could be realised there, and across Wales, via an Obama-style green new deal.