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The Greener Jobs Alliance promotes skills training and job creation to grow low carbon sectors and green the whole economy.

Transition to a zero-carbon and resource-efficient economy drives sustainable economic recovery and job creation and makes existing jobs more secure. This requires a strategic national and local approach to deliver the skills needed and stimulate demand for clean energy and energy efficiency services.

The Greener Jobs Alliance liaises at a national and local level to build the broadest possible support for the policies, investment, partnerships and commitments needed to drive the transition to a low carbon economy because:

  • Employers will not ‘green’ their operations without a clear national policy and incentives,
  • Workers need job security which current policies don’t ensure
  • Education providers will not support the development of new training programmes unless they can see a local demand for the courses offered
  • Households and businesses will not be able to introduce low carbon options if there is a lack of skilled staff capable of doing the work
  • The Greener Jobs Alliance works with training bodies, colleges, universities, employers, local and national government, trade unions, housing associations, campaign and community groups – to build the policies, investment and partnerships needed to drive the transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Supporting organisations include: UNITE, PCS, NEU, UCU, SOSUK, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Haldane Society of Socialist lawyers…

Blog & Debate

A Different Approach – A Green Transition (Part 2)

A Different Approach – A Green Transition (Part 2)

Photo by Green House Think Tank This is the second part of Jonathan’s discussion of a new approach to a Green Transition, as presented at the GJA AGM on 13 February. We need a green transition, that is labour- not material- or technology-intensive, increasing how the...

Clean Air in Tooting Market Campaign Launched

Clean Air in Tooting Market Campaign Launched

Wandsworth Unions, BWTUC and the Trade Union Clean Air Network (TUCAN) launched a campaign for clean air in Tooting markets with a photocall outside the market at 11am on Wednesday 14th February as part of the TUC Love Unions week.  We want to work together with the...

An initial response to the announced closures at Port Talbot

An initial response to the announced closures at Port Talbot

Photo by Nick Russill on Unsplash The news that Tata Steel has taken the decision to close the facilities at Port Talbot is devastating for the workers at those facilities, for the local communities that are based around the steel industry, and for the climate. We...

Welcome to our free online courses

A Trade Union Guide to Just Transition
Climate Change Awareness
Air Quality – a trade union issue