Low Carbon Economy / Green Jobs BC

Want to fix climate change? Make it somebody’s job.

Whether it’s retrofitting buildings, moving people on transit, or helping build a cleaner energy system, fighting climate change creates the kind of good jobs that support families and sustain communities.

Green Jobs BC is an alliance of labour and environmental groups with a shared vision of an inclusive, sustainable economy that provides good jobs, are socially just, protects the environment and reduces carbon emissions. Its Secretariat is based at the Columbia Institute

Who we are

Green Jobs BC is an alliance of labour and environmental groups with a shared vision of an inclusive, sustainable economy that provides good jobs, is socially just, protects the environment and reduces carbon emissions. We advance policy initiatives that result in greater investment in and public support for green and community sustaining jobs.

Our Vision

British Columbia has a just, low-carbon economy that provides good, family supporting jobs.

Our Mission

Green Jobs BC provides research, policy proposals, public education and engagement about pathways to a just, low-carbon economy that provides good, family-supporting jobs that lower green-house gas emissions.

Priority Areas

1. Transportation
2. Forestry
3. Energy
4. Retrofits/buildings

Our Steering Committee

• The Columbia Institute
• Lynn Bueckert, Executive Director, BC Federation of Labour
• James Coccola, Executive Vice-President, BC Government and Service Employees' Union
• Maximilian Kniewasser, Program Director, B.C. Climate Policy, Pembina Institute
• Irene Lanzinger, President, BC Federation of Labour
• Lee Loftus, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Union - Local 118
• Lisa Matthaus, Provincial Lead, Organizing for Change
• Gavin McGarrigle, BC Area Director, Unifor
• Tim Pearson, Director of Communication, Sierra Club BC
• MoveUP
• Darryl Walker, President Emeritus, BC Government and Service Employees’ Union
• David Suzuki Foundation

• Vancity

Thanks to the following organizations for their support:

• BC Federation of Labour
• BC Government and Service Employees’ Union
• BC Teachers’ Federation
• BC and Yukon Building and Construction Trades Council
• Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE 378)
• Canadian Union of Public Employees - British Columbia
• Charley Beresford, Executive Director Emertius, The Columbia Institute
• David Suzuki Foundation
• Heat and Frost Insulators Local 118
• Hospital Employees’ Union
• Unifor
• United Steelworkers District 3

• Vancity

Resources

To view Green Job's research and policy papers, click here.

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