Do you support a strategy to combat climate change that:
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- Builds up Canada’s renewable energy workforce capacity?
- Promotes Canadian manufacturing of renewable energy technologies?
- Positions existing energy sector workers, developers, contractors, and unions within renewable energy sector?
DO YOU SUPPORT THE WORKERS' CLIMATE PLAN FRAMEWORK?
We need the voice of skilled trades people - to ensure Canada is a leader in the next industrial revolution.Why workers?
The Workers' Climate Plan & The Federal Climate Consultations
Over the summer of 2016, The Government of Canada led a consultation process to get the input of Canadians before unveiling their National Climate Strategy, a result of signing the Paris Agreement to limit increasing global temperatures and the impacts of climate change.
Iron & Earth developed a plan to support industrial energy sector workers across the country in participating in this process, voicing support for a climate change strategy that works for workers, families, communities, the economy, and the environment.
Our members made their voices -- the voices of concerned oil, gas and coal workers -- heard at town hall meetings across the country and contributed to the development of the Workers Climate Plan Report, a planning document to prepare Canada's skilled trades workforce for jobs in renewable energy.
Let's face it. If Canada takes its climate commitments seriously it will impact the status quo of energy development. What if the Canadian workforce was prepared for this shift? Are Canadian workers ready to capitalize on this massive opportunity to build Canada's energy future?
- How can we design policy so that skilled trades can thrive?
- What are the barriers for entry into renewable energy workforce?
- How can we build a more sustainable, diversified energy economy that offers greater job security?
- Fatih Birol, International Energy Agency
LET'S BUILD A BETTER FUTURE
This simple survey is the most vital way to take part in the Workers' Climate Plan.
The results of this survey will form the core of our report to the federal government.Take the Survey
The Government of Canada's 'Let's Talk Climate Action' website has an online submission process.
Please, take a few minutes to share your thoughts on their online 'ideas' platform.Submit to Government
On November 1, 2016 we completed the Workers Climate Plan Report. We invite you to read it and learn more about what oil, gas and coal think about our future with a changing climate.VIEW REPORT
About Iron & Earth
The Workers' Climate Plan is brought to you by Iron & Earth, a non-profit founded by oil sands workers that want to see action taken on climate change.
We already have the skilled workforce to build the energy projects of the future. Workers just need training and policy that supports renewable sector growth. Thousands of out of work trades people can be put to work in renewable energy jobs.
We believe trades people in Canada have a vital role to play in combating climate change. Let's get to work. It is time to build a better future.