Climate Change: The Related Labour Market Implications for the Construction Industry

By Peter J. Glynn and Roslyn Taplin.

Published by The International Journal of the Constructed Environment

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Climate change will have a considerable impact on industy, the worplace and communities. The construction industry is labour intensive, highly regulated and a significant adopter of the latest technology. Policies and regulations made with regard to construction labour have future implications for the availability of climate adaptive property. For these challenges to be met it is important that policy responses deliver economic outcomes that are socially just and environmentally sound.

Keywords: Workplace, Policies and Regulation, Just Transition, Economic Outcomes

The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.89-100. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 712.850KB).

Peter J. Glynn

PhD Student, Institute of Sustainable Development, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Peter Glynn’s professional background is in industry association management, with specific expertise in labour relations and labour market management. Prior to commencing Doctoral studies he was engaged by the International Labour Organisation and the International Organisation of Employers in the development of policies and tools to guide the implementation of labour market strategies to manage the impacts of climate change policies. His doctoral research addresses the question of how industry (employers organisations and trade unions) can ensure the impacts on employment and the workplace are considered in climate policy.

Prof. Roslyn Taplin

Professor of Environmental Management & Program Director, Mirvac School of Sustainable Development, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Professor Roslyn Taplin is Research Director of ACSMP at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She was formerly Professor of Environmental Management at Bond University and prior to that, Director of Environmental Management Program and Director of the Climatic Impacts Centre, Macquarie University. She has also held positions at the University of Adelaide and RMIT University, Melbourne. Her current research interests include: sustainability and mining practices; corporate responses to climate change; climate change adaptation decision-making; renewable energy policy; climate change mitigation approaches including the Clean Development Mechanism and emissions trading.