A fair economy and a fair transition need input from Labour, business and civil society

The Clean Growth Century Initiative  has launched a series of OpEd’s with a February 20 post, A New Economy and a Fair Transition for Workers   authored  by Hassan Yussuff, President of the  Canadian Labour Congress; Robert Walker, Vice President, ESG Services and NEI Investments; and Steven Fish, Executive Director, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility. They write: Canadian workers — and not only those in the fossil fuel sector — have seen a rise in job insecurity and a decline in good-quality employment in recent years. By implementing a clean growth shift, Canada can and must improve prosperity in a broad-based way. Anything less risks a breakdown of the political conditions that lead to climate action.”  The authors call for policy development  that will address both climate change and economic inequality, and that involves communities, labour organizations, businesses and civil society.  This statement also appears as part of the  IRPP Policy Options Special Issue for February “Public Policy towards 2067“.

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