Green Transitions in the Built Environment: Europe
5 February 2019
This report presents findings from an investigation into the role of trade unions in the transition to low energy construction (LEC) in Denmark, Germany, Italy and Scotland/UK. The project was completed as part of the international research programme, Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces. The key objective was to research the role of workers in the transition to low carbon construction by identifying and examining trade union involvement, whether this takes the form of policies, proposals or practical action.
This report concerns the European part of the investigation and shows that in the context of divergent approaches to implementing the EU’s green transition policies and industrial relations systems, the role of trade unions in this process also varies between countries.
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