NESC publishes Secretariat Paper No.19: The Transition to a Low-Carbon and More Digital Future: Supporting the Needs of Vulnerable Workers and Enterprises
- 14 April 2020
- Topics: Economic Employment Environment Sustainable development
- Types: News
This Secretariat paper provides background analysis that underpins the Council’s report (No.149). 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 Secretariat paper includes an examination of enterprise, skills, supports, and funding which informed the three key drivers identified by Council:
- continuous, pre-emptive workforce development;
- building resilient enterprises; and
- delivering high-impact targeted funding to support transition.
To view secretariat paper No.19 click here.
This Secretariat paper should be read alongside Council Report No. 149.
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