Sustainable Employment, Integration and Sustainable Energy Development

Ariel Bergmann, Ronald McQuaid

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Sustainable Development Outlook 2015
Subtitle of host publicationGreen Behaviour: Re-thinking policy for sustainability
EditorsAllam Ahmed
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherWorld Association for Sustainable Development
ISBN (Print)9781907106354
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
EventOutlook 2015 13th International World Association for Sustainable Development Conference: GREEN BEHAVIOR: Re-Thinking Policy for Sustainability - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 1 Jun 20153 Jun 2015
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameWorld Sustainable Development Outlook Book Series
PublisherWorld Association for Sustainable Develiopment (WASD)
ISSN (Print)1748-8133

Conference

ConferenceOutlook 2015 13th International World Association for Sustainable Development Conference
Abbreviated titleOutlook 2015 WASD Conference
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period1/06/153/06/15

Keywords

  • Employment
  • Renewable Energy
  • Scotland
  • Industrial policy

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    Bergmann, A., & McQuaid, R. (2015). Sustainable Employment, Integration and Sustainable Energy Development. In A. Ahmed (Ed.), World Sustainable Development Outlook 2015 : Green Behaviour: Re-thinking policy for sustainability [Chapter 11] (World Sustainable Development Outlook Book Series). World Association for Sustainable Development .