This paper is part of the NESC work on transitions and looks in particular at how transitions are approached elsewhere and the range of perspectives at play.
The paper reviews the practical tools and conceptual approaches being used to support transition, with particular focus on international experience in managing downside risks that disproportionately affect specific cohorts of workers or communities. It provides an improved understanding of the practical ways and strategies that support and build resilience for those most challenged by Ireland’s low-carbon and digital transitions.
Secretariat Paper 19_The Transition to a Low-Carbon and More Digital Future: Supporting the Needs of Vulnerable Workers and Enterprises
The Irish Government asked the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) to examine the specific issue of the vulnerability for workers, firms and sectors caused by the transition to a low-carbon and more digital, automated future, and to provide recommendations. The Council has done so and sets out its findings and suggestions in its Report No.149 Addressing Employment Vulnerability as Part of a Just Transition in Ireland. In that report, the Council inter alia sets out the drivers of the Government’s response to the employment vulnerability created by transitions. This is in the context of a broader vision and a commitment to a high-quality jobs economy. The three key drivers are:
* continuous, pre-emptive workforce development;
* building resilient enterprises; and
* delivering high-impact targeted funding to support transition.
The Council believes that lifelong learning, training and education, effective support for viable but vulnerable companies, and ensuring that funding has the greatest possible local impact must be the priority for government as part of making sure the transition to a low-carbon and digital Ireland is just.
Secretariat Paper 19_The Transition to a Low-Carbon and More Digital Future: Supporting the Needs of Vulnerable Workers and Enterprises: GA
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Social partners call for a better regulation – Declaration No. 1 (Joint declaration of the National Labour Council, the Central Economic Council and the Regional Economic and Social Councils: CESE Wallonie, CESRBC/ESRBHG, SERV and WSR)
Par la déclaration commune « Les partenaires sociaux plaident en faveur d’une meilleure réglementation », l’ensemble des conseils consultatifs socio-économiques du pays (CCE, CNT, CESE Wallonie, CESRBC, SERV et WSR)
demandent qu’il soit accordé plus d’attention à la qualité de la réglementation et aux interférences entre les réglementations des différents niveaux de pouvoir. La déclaration comprend un certain nombre de recommandations politiques concrètes qui
y apportent une réponse.
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