Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Million Green Jobs

According to a report entitled "Green Gold Rush", Australia could create a million green jobs by 2030, and multi-billion dollar export opportunities.

“Australia is well placed to lead an economic renewal based around clean industries and green jobs,” says Don Henry of ACF. The report suggests Australia focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable water industries, biomaterials, green buildings and waste recycling.

“This is no time for a go slow approach. The report shows Australia must act swiftly to make the most of its natural advantages or our economy will be left behind. We can’t win the race by starting last” says ACTU President Sharan Burrow.

“It’s up to government to lead the way with a strong 2020 target to cut greenhouse emissions and ambitious environmental policies that drive investment in green industries” says Mr Henry.

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