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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Sustainable Employment, Integration and Sustainable Energy Development
Author(s): McQuaid, Ronald
Bergmann, Ariel
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Editor(s): Ahmed, A
Citation: McQuaid R & Bergmann A (2015) Sustainable Employment, Integration and Sustainable Energy Development. In: Ahmed A (ed.) Green Behavior: Re-thinking Policy for Sustainability. World Sustainable Development, Outlook 2015. Brighton, Sussex: World Association for Sustainable Development, pp. 117-125.
Keywords: Employment
renewable energy
career first
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2015
Date Deposited: 7-Jul-2015
Series/Report no.: World Sustainable Development, Outlook 2015
Abstract: Purpose: This paper considers the development of ‘green' jobs in Scotland where the government has sought to develop renewable and sustainable energy industries and associated employment. It briefly considers approaches to improving the quality of jobs for new entrants to the industry. Design/methodology/approach: This research is based a review of evidence on employment in renewable energy industries in Scotland and some related policies. Findings: Government employment forecasts/projections have been lower than projected. While there are some specific skills development initiatives by the government, in general labour market policies have been driven by principles of ‘Work First' approaches but require a more ‘Careers First' approach. Originality/value: The links between support for those moving from unemployment into jobs linked to sustainable industries have been under researched. Rather than relying on general ‘Work First' policies and separate industry specific skills initiatives for those already in work, more attention needs to be given to developing sustainable employment with career progression for unemployed people moving into the industry.
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in Green Behavior: Re-thinking Policy for Sustainability (World Sustainable Development Outlook 2015) by World Association for Sustainable Development

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