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Green Gold Rush: How ambitious environmental policy can make Australia a leader in the global race for green jobs

— sector: Construction/buildings, Energy efficiency, Recycling, Renewable energy, Water management
— theme: Employment and socio-economic policies
— country: Australia
— type: Reports

The report indicates that Australia has an opportunity to turn action to combat environmental challenges into growth of the green economy. This report identifies six key green industries where Australia has natural competitive advantages, which could be enhanced and commercialized with supportive policies and measures. It states that with the right policy settings, six market sectors currently valued at $US15.5 billion and employing 112,000 people could grow by 2030 to a value of $243 billion and 847,000 jobs. This report details the kinds of government support that may provide the most value for Australia’s green industries.

Author/Editor
Australian Conservation Foundation (ACTU)
Publishing Year
2008

The six ‘green collar’ industries with great potential for growth and development are:

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainable water systems
  • Biomaterials
  • Green buildings
  • Waste and recycling
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