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Work in a Warming World (W3)
Posted By admin On April 28, 2010 @ 1:36 pm In | No Comments
Funded by: Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Lead Investigator: Carla Lipsig-Mummé
Global climate change may be on everyone’s lips, but the silence about its impact on the world of work is deafening. Climate change is already shaking up the nature of work and the distribution of employment within and between countries, regions and communities, dislocating people and industries and communities. In Canada, key economic sectors are affected directly by climate change, or indirectly by measures to mitigate its effects, and by the emergence of green technologies. New occupations and professions are springing up and the possibility of new ways of working are crystallizing.
Yet here is the puzzle: Despite our growing concern about environmental sustainability in Canada, research on the implications of climate change for employment and work and its flow-on impact on education and training, public investment, infrastructure and regulation, has scarcely begun. Workplaces of every size and type—from farms to mines to factories to offices to stores to schools to hospitals to home offices—are both significant producers of greenhouse gas emissions, and potentially powerful actors in containing global warming. The central research question is this: How can institutions of work adapt more effectively, and contribute more fully, to the struggle to contain global warming? How will the institutions of work be required to change in the face of climate change?
In service to these goals, we are developing an ongoing dialogue between climate scientists, workplace organizations and academic researchers in the social and environmental sciences, and law.
View the W3 project flyer .
Visit the W3 website .
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URLs in this post:
 W3 project flyer: http://www.irisyorku.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Work_in_a_Warming_World_Announcement_FINAL.pdf
 W3 website: http://www.workinawarmingworld.yorku.ca