Green and Decent Jobs: Alliance-building for a Green Economy

We’re pleased to announce the publication of a new report by Intentionality CIC and The Otesha Project UK:

Green and decent jobs: Alliance-building for a Green Economy

The report is available for download here (PDF).


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In 2010 The Otesha Project UK started to deliver their first Green Jobs Programme for young, unemployed people in East London. Intentionality CIC and Otesha have undertaken joint analysis of what can be learned from this Programme, drawing on Otesha’s experience over the last two years combined with Intentionality’s interviews with key stakeholders and background research about the wider political and economic context.

Being an account of real on-the-ground experience, illustrating how and why the growth of green jobs in the UK is being held back, both Otesha and Intentionality hope that this report can be used as a tool by other groups seeking to start their own green jobs initiatives.  It has been written with a diverse readership in mind, in particular:

  • for public bodies interested in job creation,
  • for young people and their youth workers interested in finding a career with green credentials,
  • for campaigners and environmentalists, and
  • for policymakers at a regional, national and international level.

Our nine recommendations are aimed primarily at local groups engaged in creating green jobs, or thinking about doing so.

Please circulate the report to friends and colleagues – and if you can promote it on social media and blog about it, we’d be hugely grateful.

As we slide into a triple dip recession, the picture for many of the UK’s young people is bleak. It is time for us to match the people that need the work, with the work that needs to be done.

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