Examines the practice and promise at the intersection of workforce development and a greener economy, exploring the economic, natural, and political context that surrounds this intersection.
“This report, Greener Reality, explored not only the practice and promise at the crossroads [of workforce development and a greener economy], but equally importantly the economic, natural, and political context which surrounds that intersection. All the work at the corner — diverse in structure and quality as it is — faces the challenges of that context, a reality increasingly defined by rising temperatures and inequality, and declining true democracy” (p.1). “After years of writing about the nature of jobs and training in the clean energy economy, and the skill delivery system necessary to provide a modicum of equity in its development, we must now think more broadly and systematically about building resilient systems, capable of responding holistically to a new reality dominated by uncertainty — in climate change, in politics, in labor markets” (p.11). (Abstractor: Author)