How can Canadian work and workplaces contribute to slowing global warming? Environment and climate issues have traditionally been the domain of the natural sciences. But the complexity, destructiveness and speed of climate change are increasing. Responding to climate warming has become an urgent social issue (Dupressoir 2007). Recent research (ILO 2011) has found that work creates as much as 80% of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity in developed countries. Canada is no exception. The physical and social upheavals of climate warming are already changing how we work, how products are transported, what we produce and where we produce it. If we are serious about creating a low-carbon economy in Canada, bringing work, the workplace and workers 'in' to a green transition, is as crucial as it is timely. As a major producer of GHGs, the work world can also become a major contributor to Canada's efforts to slow global warming. ACW engages with the challenge of slowing global warming, by developing tools to green the workplace and work itself. The project is Canadian-focused and national in scope, setting Canadian experience in international perspective.
Carla Lipsig-Mummé (York University)
CRSH (Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada)
Initiative de recherche internationale sur l'adaptation aux changements climatiques
Secteurs de recherche
Économie du savoir, Environnement
2015 - 2022
16 250,00 $
Portion de la TÉLUQ pour la 1ère année.
Demande totale de 2 547 130 $