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Foundations and Current Issues in IR/HR (IRE 2001)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 2001, with research papers and assignments.

Books - Labour and the Environment/Green Economy

Selected Books - IR/HR and the Environment

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Scholarly, Newspaper, Magazine Articles & Reports

      See the Tumblrwork&labour news&research for the latest on work and climate change

Canadian Labour Congress Green Jobs website

International Labour Organization, July 1, 2019: "Working on a warmer planet: The effect of heat stress on productivity and decent work" (98 p., PDF)

Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW), December 2, 2016: “UNFCCC Taps ACW Project to Assist Intergovernmental Climate Change Negotiations”

United Nations, Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), October 26, 2016: "Just transition of the workforce, and the creation of decent work and quality jobs" (59 pages, PDF)

Green Collective Agreements Database

Doering, H., Evans, C., & Stroud, D. (2015). Sustainable Varieties of Capitalism? The Greening of Steel Work in Brazil and Germany. Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations, 70(4), 621-644.

ILO Green Jobs

The Broadbent Blog, January 6, 2015: "The social economy and the green transition," by Roger Peters

MacPhee, K. (2014). Canadian Working-Class Environmentalism, 1965-1985. Labour, (74), 123-I,438.

McFarland, J. (2014). Labour and the environment: Five stories from New Brunswick since the 1970s. Labour, (74), 249-II.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, October 2011: "Climate change and the Canadian energy sector: Implications for labour and trade unions," by Calvert, J. & Griffin, C. (80 pages, PDF)

Green Economy Network [website]

International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, December 2010: "Employment prospects in the green economy: Myth and reality," by Rustico, L. & Tiraboschi, M.

"Labour and the environment," Chapter in Industrial Relations in Canada (2nd ed.) (pp. 163-165), by Brown, T. C., & Hebdon, R.

Work in a Warming World

Perspectives on Work, Summer 2011/Winter 2012: "Labour-management partnerships: Working toward a sustainable economy," by Daruwala, N. [hard copy available in CIRHR Library]