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[Smlr_net] [IWS] Work and Climate Change Report - Issue # 3 - November 2011

Eugene McElroy mcelroy at work.rutgers.edu
Wed Nov 9 09:39:29 EST 2011


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Issue 03 | November 2011
                        Elizabeth Perry, Editor ****

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Work and Climate Change Report****

*Monthly updates on research and new developments in green transition *****

*for the economy, the workplace and public policy*****

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The Work and Climate Change Report is a monthly online publication which
alerts and informs academics, practitioners and students about important
new research and legislation from Canada and around the world. WCR is
published by the Work in a Warming World Research Unit, York University. ***
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For questions, comments, or if you wish to subscribe to our monthly report,
please e-mail us at: w3info at yorku.ca ****

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*In this issue:*****

    1. Policy changes needed to create more and better energy
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      2. Marine renewable energy advances nationally and in Nova
Scotia<#13388ae66b60acf4_Art2>
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      3. Wind energy plan for British Columbia <#13388ae66b60acf4_Art3> ****
      4. Skills and demand in U.S. and Canadian construction
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      5. CAW policy for sustainable transportation is under
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      6. How do international unions conceptualize the jobs vs. environment
      debate? <#13388ae66b60acf4_Art6> ****
      7. News and Notes: Ontario launches review of FIT program; federal
      environment programs reviewed by Canada's Commissioner of the Environment
      and Sustainable Development; NRTEE report re the economic impact
of climate
      change; UK Renewables launches skills training; CAW pilots a new
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      course about the green economy.  <#13388ae66b60acf4_Art7> ****
      8. Announcement: International Panel - November, 17, 2011-Greening
      Work in a Chilly Climate: Canadian Challenges and International
Perspectives<#13388ae66b60acf4_Art8>
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You are invited to join us at a free International Panel:
 Greening Work in a Chilly Climate: Canadian Challenges and International
Perspectives
on November 17, 2011, 5:30 p.m in Toronto.
 For the full announcement, please click HERE <#13388ae66b60acf4_Art8> .****

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A CALL FOR POLICY CHANGES TO CREATE MORE AND BETTER JOBS IN CANADA'S ENERGY
SECTOR****

In a study released on October 27, John Calvert and Marjorie Griffin Cohen
of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver provide a detailed discussion of
employment trends in Canada's energy sector by gender, age, types of
occupations, and level of trade union membership. The study finds that, in
virtually all areas of energy development, there are skill shortages and
the need for additional training. These short­ages cover a wide range of
different occupations, from engineers and archi­tects to skilled trades,
equipment operators, technicians and labourers. Although the renewable
energy industry is more labour-intensive than the traditional energy
sector, the authors consider its job creation potential as small, given the
current policy environment. For example, they characterize job creation in
green electricity projects as creating only a small number of permanent
jobs, with most job creation in short-term construction jobs, usually in
non-union projects. This, they say, is primarily be­cause most new green
electricity projects are being built by the private sec­tor. In examining
the role of labour unions in policy development, the authors find that
their role to date has been largely restricted to dealing with training and
other aspects of workforce development. Calvert and Cohen call for a new,
comprehensive energy strategy which gives priority to the urgent need to
address global warming, and which incorporates a green employment
component. ****

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*LINKS: *****

*Climate Change and the Canadian Energy Sector: Implications for Labour and
Trade Unions* is available at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
website at:****

http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/climate-change-and-canadian-energy-sector<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkDuAfQjagQJY00os5s9ZDyQbIjod245XzpCOJWgYnvs0r322xMmwQ1p6K13qpm1ZTdUJ-m9b6HwWTXDm89iSASz-WBJA21Gb4jwE0sa2_OrD5F6I7XJZvWjXP5ePEuw6cUgzELr9ti9eMjhHVikLN3k_CH4obBJFG8f53Tt5-gSJynmmLiQ5jEtfAhzo7czXY0hRn-RtmNMtw==>
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For an earlier analysis by Calvert and Cohen, see their chapter (pages 48-
80) in *What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know? The State of Research On
Work, Employment and Climate Change in Canada* (Final Report)(2010) at the
W3 website at:  ****

http://warming.apps01.yorku.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/What-do-we-know-full-report-final.pdf<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkCvsTpSd-56i0PaiRm-XL-1xxHUzI1mQOH2Fr4k625PLIsREfc7YBHj9SIvkkzVwo_DHAeMLdJc_jo5PXKWt7GkuqAT2RfzGTHHq2Arg2lqR3c5ug9O1pu1KUjUAK6P7sa1WDghwmZFJo1KXPW087ALJjG2ZafbJrmnGFgOcgA_xumSgQS-U13K78HB5d3KXJDsiZXImbRnvezQDBIPPdsX>
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See commentary on the report on Keith Brooks' blog at BlueGreen Canada at:
http://www.bluegreencanada.ca/node/117 ****

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CANADIAN MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY SETS OUT ITS VISION AND STRATEGY;
NOVA SCOTIA DEVELOPS POLICIES AND LEGISLATION****

Based on the discussions in three workshops involving more than 100 experts
from government, industry and academia, a national vision and strategy for
marine energy has been released at the end of October. *Charting the
Course: Canada's Marine Renewable Energy Technology Roadmap* sets a vision
of becoming a world leader in marine energy,with a generating capacity,
installed by Canadian industry, of 75 MW by 2016, 250 MW by 2020 and 2,000
MW by 2030, with an annual economic value of $2 billion. Regarding the
skills demands of the industry, the report states that the marine renewable
energy sector is applying general electrical engineering, ocean
engineering, and marine operations expertise from other sectors. "As the
sector grows, it is unclear whether future needs can be met through the
training and expertise developed in other sectors alone. Building a marine
renewable energy-specific knowledge base that addresses the specialized
needs of the sector can focus efforts to establish a Canadian advantage".
Specifically, the document calls for action to set up trades and technology
programs in all aspects of marine renewable energy at community colleges
between 2011 and 2016, while developing university programs in the same
time frame. The goal is that by 2020-2030, 70% of skilled workers in the
industry will come from Canadian community college and university programs.
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In a report released to the public on September 21, Robert Fournier of
Dalhousie University provided the government of Nova Scotia with a
compilation of the views from public consultations on offshore wind and
tidal energy in the province, and has made 27 recommendations for the
future of marine renewable energy policy and legislation. In discussing the
advantages of Nova Scotia for marine energy production, Fournier points out
that in addition to the obvious natural advantage of the strong tides of
the Bay of Fundy, "The Halifax-Dartmouth area is widely acknowledged to be
among the top 5-6 global centers of marine-related research. These human
skills are an important resource contributing to all facets of a fledging
marine renewable energy initiative". The government has already accepted
Dr. Fournier's recommendations and is in the process of developing a Marine
Renewable Energy Strategy and new legislation. This swift action is in line
with Nova Scotia's Renewable Electricity Plan and regulations, which lay
out a legal requirement to achieve 25% renewable electricity supply by
2015, using only environmentally-friendly sources such as hydro, wind,
solar, biomass, and tidal.****

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*LINKS:*****

*Charting the Course: Canada's Marine Renewable Energy Technology
Roadmap*is available at:
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*http://www.oreg.ca/web_documents/mre_roadmap_e.pdf<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkBcHbcyvek2qiONb5VgrVO6ydJKnR_ovwVQ1IOfyLIEH3dr_B-gBvCB6QbjTbMaJ6k3MW-fWmLTyf4nbO1XrrY6duoYIEhbEzRZCWf0B5qkkhxknC3gZjWUmJlThJiJs0zixC1HePFKtw==>
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The Fournier Report, *Marine Renewable Energy Legislation: A Consultative
Process. Report to the Government of Nova Scotia* is available *in English
at:  *****

http://www.gov.ns.ca/energy/resources/spps/public-consultation/marine-renewable-energy/Fournier-Report-English.pdf<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkCte00y2WgNhyg0exuiUhi8hQtg_bxXCXxt1B2xzzeXZsi-1bEE1N5oSzjBojJnJioo5PUcWSquZLeLyt8JXiYYRndJqQETnPGWatxoUIZa9DQ65ffmwO3f4GhXIo2rO-8ZqKZTZx_CgaaSUKVLKs1ivqePSAPIr57yhFoqS1FhqsVRLdj6s6cI8Kgf9sfd8qEGRsf7SEvUAi18EVuNmZIdhMjzz2284KYS2pM_X9-mrw==>
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*In French at:* ****

http://www.gov.ns.ca/energy/resources/spps/public-consultation/marine-renewable-energy/Fournier-Report-French.pdf<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkD8zfmdRBC1b-1ZV9QT3P2kERL17TK9M_hl6K8QpFGpMyDinYEHDYCRKmiwVlSZmkRguyB-JI4er5aKSz1lHcKXzZHSUexLhAA487C834WWYMDQ07sCVLhsOJSa9XamTipTTUOnGZ-6ECyE1kSgXlNNBgSHne24i6ziR1u57gd9tgMvcMrdvLAgxok9-YWgBSY3Tx3U3lB9IwgvAz3vsq__WU4R2oB43CE5TuoIf-QRTA==>
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For a library of international documents concerning marine energy, please
visit the Ocean Renewable Energy Group library at:****

http://www.oreg.ca/index.php?p=1_50 ****

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WIND ENERGY PLAN FOR B.C.:

*WindVision 2025: A Strategy for British Columbia*, was released by the
Canadian Wind Energy Association at its annual conference in Vancouver on
October 4th. CanWEA believes that the share of wind energy as a percentage
of total generation in the province can increase from the current 250 MW
(megawatts) - or 1 % of electricity demand - to 5,250 MW, or 17 %, by the
year 2025. If this is achieved, the Association projects over $3.7 billion
of direct benefits to BC communities during the construction phase alone,
generating an estimated 22,500 person-years of employment during
construction, and 7,500 person-years of employment over the 20 to 25 year
lifespan of the wind energy projects.****

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*Windvision 2025* is available at: ****

http://www.canwea.ca/pdf/canwea-bc-windvision-web-e.pdf<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkCggjKlavSAbL-ld__IUxIWFxxFkOMIKNyg-mvNe33fZALnmgUXArOkPxVShIyYe2Lh81mUxFNGGHe6Yrn5EpnQ23jyJ9xD7e42HBnYBfhet-vkUs4kj2U9ugs1VFaY0foYlPkUxQnuIBJkPJgqA54t>
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The accompanying review of the plan by consultants ClearSky Advisors is
available at: http://www.canwea.ca/pdf/clearsky-review-windvision-bc.pdf<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkC1msdPFK4edxKClCHX-WWwEb1RDW75i2qZ_wHFYbUvboiDKwiJim4jhLda-xpbGD1nI0g5_9K7IsqfbHfoz2laUSoB2FMFVZm3v4hBTlYNHFTAZ-rEqT5H6ktEFgLoxClIDLE_xS_BMBq78odff7Mt>
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GREENBUILD CONFERENCE IN TORONTO:OCTOBER 4-7, 2011****

For the first time ever, the annual Greenbuild International Conference was
held outside the United States, in Toronto from October 4 to 7. Greenbuild,
launched in 2002 and organized by the U.S. Green Building Council, attracts
a diverse international group of building industry representatives,
architects, and product manufacturers. This year, the Green Jobs Summit
session of the conference highlighted several keynote speakers including
Ken Neumann, National Director of Canada for the United Steelworkers. A new
study by McGraw Hill Construction was presented, surveying design and
construction professionals and trades workers in the U.S.. It defined
"green jobs" as those involving more than 50% of work on green projects or
designing and installing uniquely green systems. It found that skilled
trades such as carpenters, HVAC/boilermakers, electricians, concrete/cement
masons, and plumbers are expected to see the greatest growth in green jobs;
15% of these trades today are green jobs, and this is expected to increase
to 25% in three years. 30% of green job workers said that they needed major
training when they started, and most report that formal education and
training programs will continue to be needed.  ****

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The Canadian Construction Sector Council (CSC) reported results of their
own survey in March 2011, regarding trends, training and skills levels in
Canada's green building industry. The CSC's annual *Construction Looking
Forward* survey for 2011 was released in April 2011 and forecasts offer a
detailed nine-year scenario of workforce supply and demand by trade,
province and region.****

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Press release of the McGraw Hill Construction Green Jobs report is at:
http://www.construction.com/AboutUs/2011/1004pr.asp<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkCq6xAmvk-dqqF5_XxxwKuSe9rZbPGZ65Zv7HV92QNhihmmK1SQRnoHlDg4YEdV7e5Nlr1fYSLAe2i_2i-TiyrFdLvfdRa0a27xFBv0z9aHaLR_7Dpwg3kPdBLSLDS55b6crPBvwvdr4sMzhoCpc1Rf>
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Canada's Construction Sector Council (March 2011*) Green Sustainable
Building in Canada: Implications for the commercial and residential
construction workforce* can be ordered at no cost from:  ****

http://www.csc-ca.org/en/products/green-sustainable-building-canada-implications-commercial-and-residential-construction-work<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkBF_a_uufeMCBa_y_PGShtIP61W8GpJpXqEV0JwOzi-oomzX4Xprcr5Fju9W1NHlfDO1HH3TSM9Blum46QNIFwh8q7H3YTqymro2lw6RgcmJG0Ut8ht0I8I_rvrSs1yw-yVDfo4Q6W9ZUIeQzqrlRz1lMyEfzdZGqH0HoFOMOw58L9-_-oasU5Lxj-0yWK3m1fRMoVDie0edrR0iVElCQ29n5eYevlITqi9zeI_kG9yGyeEQvDhkUMC>
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*Construction Looking Forward 2011 *National and Provincial reports are
available at:
http://www.csc-ca.org/en/products/2011-construction-looking-forward-forecast-reports-and-highlights<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkANsI4JFIOYFRjq1AvRqR-CG5CYU9x5w2YM9zXA8KZUmEBDVfOUZy56mk3X2bKM3tLpWR7rZRxEySYOrnG3NE1nxGIw0HjpCKwsVs3LP464YaNPk_1WcSoCgyOOzkPo6agbleh37v3O-0KcZ91QaCUYaTexNNJs2lwGjF_adybORWATUAcCgSGtcUIMW8CdwJptO94FfWbpbwZib7IE4H_c>
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NEW CAW POLICY ON TRANSPORTATION PUTS SUSTAINABILITY AS A PRIORITY

At the first ever CAW Transportation Conference, held from September 23-25,
the Canadian Auto Workers discussed a draft version of a new policy for
transportation in Canada. The starting point of the policy is that
"transportation must change", because of three forces: climate change, peak
oil, and globalization. The union states its goal: "to create a made-in
Canada transportation system that is the most efficient, accessible, green
and safe in the world", based on four overarching principles: the
transportation system must be environmentally sustainable, recognized as a
public good, made-in-Canada, and a place for good jobs. For each of the
transportation sectors (road, rail, air, marine) the paper outlines issues
and proposes very specific solutions and policy goals. The document and an
accompanying action plan will be discussed and voted on by the National
Executive Board, and CAW and Quebec Councils.  ****

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*We make it move: a vision for sustainable transportation* at:****

http://www.caw.ca/en/10639.htm ****

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Press release about the Transportation conference at:****

http://www.caw.ca/en/10643.htm<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkDubTeu99OKYRmyKENtb2b1MytdTN0dBYBvCi6xd6uAoPVve9lQYCbLF4qGgmQd7HjNSmVbBgfCfMBYMipaIgfKtZJlOpeZlWWA4RJ4QkDAiMFLkbxaXAA8>
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HOW DO INTERNATIONAL LABOUR UNIONS CONCEPTUALIZE THE JOBS VS. ENVIRONMENT
DEBATE?

Authors Nora Rathzel (Dept. of Sociology, Umeå University, Sweden) and
David Uzzell (Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, England) have
published an academic article which focuses on the ways in which
international trade unions are conceptualising the relationship between
jobs and the environment. Between March 2009 and December 2010, 35
interviews were conducted with union officials of national unions in
Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the UK, as
well as with international federation officers of these unions in Brussels,
Geneva, London and Paris. On the basis of these interviews, the authors
present and discuss four discourses of trade union engagement with climate
change: 'technological fix', 'social transformation', 'mutual interests'
and 'social movement', in the context of the different international
histories and models of trade unionism.****

*LINKS:*****

Rathzel, Nora & Uzzell, David. 2011. "Trade unions and climate change: The
jobs versus environment dilemma". *Global Environmental Change* 21 (4):
1215-1223. Available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/7307/2/Microsoft Word -
GEC_Jobs-Environment.pdf<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkDbrACMDaQHSw3pxJgnALcIskRY2n0FusVG6mZoZGN9PVFMDDrxpNNSjeraa3aP3-KNdehsSX_Xw78i7C3JxWd7Wa_ZZrJXYrKCG01gHahsLCcg0UnUnVd8Z6IvgAfC6Kl3s9-Tb7OCMITBGVifyrR4jbdS3sw67wIoMWckp1EdMeg1GqlNCkLGa9GbZErTfr8=>
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*ONTARIO GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES REVIEW OF FEED-IN-TARIFFS: * ****

All Ontarians are invited to participate in the review of the FIT Program,
either by answering an online survey or making a written submission. The
consultation period launched on October 31 and will run until December 14,
2011. The scope of the review includes whether FIT pricing maintains a
balance between the interests of ratepayers and the continued encouragement
of clean energy investment in Ontario, as well as "an assessment of
government policies and tools to ensure that Ontario remains a center of
manufacturing excellence and clean energy job creation". More details and
the online survey are available at the Feed-in Tariff Review website at:****

http://www.energy.gov.on.ca/en/fit-and-microfit-program/2-year-fit-review/<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkAuVW-KNi_M5vFBmPnb1Miz7EIKT59xxTUhiY3GRAmewfrRsnBvIWGMX7Fk2VMKmiUkM-Hp-0DiwO8hwRzuEeRPyoX57WqRL9Q5g2CzCXHiu5sKtpA7kH-VqXERP1tV_qumw2J9BstDdTPqMFUNPuU-fxG5hmtX_VGNxTGCyaLYvrEq8c2QwIY->
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*CANADA'S COMMISSIONER OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY RELEASES AUDIT
REPORT:*****

The report discusses the federal government's assessment of cumulative
environmental effects of oil sands projects in northern Alberta, and its
climate change plans under the *Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act*. Among
the findings: "decisions about oil sands projects have been based on
incomplete, poor, or non-existent environmental information that has, in
turn, led to poorly informed decisions". Regarding the climate change plans
under the Kyoto Protocol, the Commissioner notes that the plans do not
report the total amount of government funding, and that financial
information for the individual measures is not reported consistently (and
even that some of the measures do not include any financial information).
In this report, the auditors determine the funding allocations associated
with each measure in the plans, and conclude that the federal government
allocated over $9.2 billion to implement its climate change plans. ****

See the Audit report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable
Development at:
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/docs/parl_cesd_201110_00_e.pdf<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkDBNJhQpQwc3-Moi5rhwzhwIPHobaltu6MKXPPDrP_UpSUynFflaB177PQx11NTHNJpqTefuPSUarlY0PtdmHbzuQzzloqM9ijFS2k_eY1dRb4bv5lUWmqTauu7T__OwQqzD_XHcV6PWTrCLlUO6v1ylxtcivp4EGU=>(English)
and
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/docs/parl_cesd_201110_00_f.pdf<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5pp9bseab&et=1108422288740&s=287&e=001iycBk4PPlkAaIy5yh00y3blZDpsvQ9vFYadM67etaKOLvoryKwryPgq4zFqQvrgRch5nshMEJENdqfkkJYELoDMRIdyeXMt3aEvlLCFFVPZL9nMnX2rVNVWLgTVi-jgy-o9xupKgrSxGkN6KHxgjfo-qz8MoUgHLq4zq_ZO9Mkw=>(French)
The reaction of the Pembina Institute is at:
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*ECONOMIC IMPACT ON CANADA OF GHG EMISSIONS, AND A CLOSER LOOK AT THE
FOREST INDUSTRY, COASTAL AREAS, AND HUMAN HEALTH:*  ****

At the end of September, the National Round Table on the Environment and
the Economy released the 4th report in its Climate Prosperity series. *Paying
the Price: the Economic Impacts of Climate Change for Canada* warns that
unless global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced and Canada invests in
adaptation, the economic impacts of climate change on Canada could reach $5
billion per year by 2020, and between $21 and $43 billion per year by 2050.
Because climate change impacts will differ by sector and by region, the
report also considers adaptation strategies and provides estimates of
economic impacts and cost-effectiveness of those strategies for three
representative areas: timber supply, coastal areas and human health.
Economic impacts are measured in changes to GDP, but the report does not
specifically measure impacts on employment. Read *Paying the price: the
economic impacts of climate change for Canada* (168 pages) at:  ****

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*NEW SKILLS TRAINING FOR WIND, WAVE AND TIDAL ENERGY JOBS IN THE
U.K.:*RenewableUK, a renewable energy trade association, announced the
creation
of the Renewables Training Network (RTN) on October 6, 2011. With £600,000
support from private industry and matching investment from the UK
government, the training network "will address critical skills shortages
within the renewable energy industry", and according to the press release,
the network is "paving the way for over 77,500 new jobs in UK wind, wave
and tidal industries and supply chain within next ten years". This
investment follows on a survey, *Working for a Green Britain: Future
Employment and Skills in the UK Wind & Marine Industries* published by the
association in July 2011. See the Training Network press release at:****

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Twenty-five CAW rank-and-file activists attended the first pilot session of
a new course that ran from October 3-6. The program included keynote
speakers Tony Clarke, Executive Director of the Polaris Institute and
Gideon Forman, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Physicians
for the Environment. The course provided an overview of some of the key
environmental issues, including climate change, food security and water
issues, and discussed the transformation needed to fight for a green
economy, examined the impacts on workers and the role that unions can play,
and enabled participants to build activist links within the CAW and with
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While climate change concerns Canadians intensely, its impact on present
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business and labour. However, the European experience shows that reductions
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*Charles Campbell, *Research Director, United Steelworkers-Canada****

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*Linda Clarke, *Professor of European Industrial Relations, University of
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