Turning blue collars green

A CSIRO report predicts a carbon emissions trading scheme will require three million workers to be trained or re-skilled by 2015.

The report, which has also been prepared for the Australian Conservation Foundation says bold steps will be needed to ensure overall employment growth is not endangered by emissions trading.

But it has also found that a scheme could lead to an increase in employment rather than job losses.  In fact, if the Australian Government succeeds in re-skilling the workforce, an emissions trading scheme could lead to an increase in employment by as much as three million jobs by 2015.

That’s only seven years away.  There’ll be new opportunities for people, but we need to ensure we have the infrastructure and education in place to help turn these blue collars green.

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