NERI Seminar BELFAST - Matching skills needs with skills reserves: Protecting workers & communities for a Just Transition

Past event

Date and time

23 January 2020

Tea and coffee from 15:30, the seminar commences at 15:45

Address

INTO, 23-24 College Gardens, Belfast, BT9 6BS

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The NERI invites you to attend an upcoming seminar in Belfast. The seminar will look at "Matching skills needs with skills reserves:  Protecting workers & communities for a Just Transition".

Sustainability

Date: Thursday 23rd January, 2020.

Topic:  "Matching skills needs with skills reserves:  Protecting workers & communities for a just transition"

Speakers: Ciarán Nugent, Economist, NERI & Paul Goldrick-Kelly, Economist, NERI

Time: Tea and coffee from 15:30; the seminar commences at 15:45

Location: INTO, 23-24 College Gardens, Belfast, BT9 6BS

Abstract:

“The Republic of Ireland is a laggard on many indicators of sustainability, including carbon emissions reduction linked to human induced climate change. A continuation of Ireland’s current policy path risks significant fines in the short term and contributing to global climate breakdown in the medium to longer term.

The paper examines international experience in approaching the transition to a low carbon economy and makes some policy recommendations to ensure a fair and just transition that is worker, employment and community focused. The paper identifies high emitting carbon sectors where workers may need access to services and support to upskill for new green tasks and jobs. Finally, the paper identifies opportunities to mobilise underutilised skills to drive the transition.”

Registration

Please email [email protected] to register.

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