Green jobs provide climate change solutions. Public policies should be established to encourage investment in low carbon industries and technologies. At this time of financial crisis, the TUC has argued for new investment models, such as Government-supported Green Bonds for new green infrastructure, from wind farms to carbon capture networks.
Government must take the lead in ensuring the necessary supply of skills and training programmes to equip employees for a future in a low carbon, resource efficient economy.
Public procurement has a crucial role to play in supporting new technologies and products such as micro-generation devices and green vehicles that create jobs, cut emissions and promote more sustainable behaviour. At the TUC’s Green Growth conference in April 2009, the trade union movement discussed and developed such ideas for low carbon economic growth.
Before the Budget in April 2009, the TUC argued for the Government to fund a £16.8 billion green stimulus to speed the way to a sustainable economic recovery. A Budget for Jobs and Green Growth. 
A report from the Government’s Committee on Climate Change tells
us which industries face the biggest changes to shift to a low carbon future – ‘decarbonising’ of
electric power generation; energy efficiency at work and home; and greening
transport – with investment in greener cars, vans and buses, and public
Building a Low Carbon Economy: First Report of the Committee on Climate Change (2008)
A ITUC report launched in September 2008 was a major step towards action to
help create millions of environmentally-friendly jobs around the world while
underlining the need for just and fair transition. Green Jobs: Towards Decent
Work in a Sustainable, Low Carbon World
The most recent documents available on this subject are:Government must free green bank from its fiscal straitjacket, says TUC
Commenting on the government's plans announced today (Monday) for a green investment bank, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
Spending cuts could risk green jobs and hinder economic recovery The Government must continue to invest in the UK's green recovery, or the opportunity to create thousands of jobs will be lost and the move to a low-carbon economy will be jeopardised,...
Commenting on the report published today (Tuesday) by the Green Investment Bank Commission, led by Bob Wigley, which sets out a number of proposals for how such a bank could operate, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
Commenting on the Government's consultation on its low carbon skills strategy, announced today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
Commenting on Government plans announced today (Wednesday) for new carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities and the news that Yorkshire and the Humber is to be the UK's first low carbon economic area, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
Commenting on today's announcement by Clipper Wind power to build a new plant on Tyneside for the world's largest wind turbines, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
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