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No Jobs on a Dead Planet:
Trade Unions Join the Transition to a Greener Economy
        
Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2014 explores the employment challenges and opportunities of a transition to a sustainable economy  

Washington, D.C.---     Can the need to protect the environment be reconciled with the desire to safeguard jobs? Labor markets will shift to fit the demands of a greener economy as resources shrink and the climate changes. But with 38 percent of workers worldwide employed in carbon-intensive sectors like fossil fuel extraction and industrial manufacturing, this transition will be challenging. In State of the World 2014, contributing authors Judith Gouverneur and Nina Netzer point to the central role of trade unions in building a "just transition" toward a greener economy (www.worldwatch.org).

Through the coming social and ecological transition, some jobs will be shifted or redefined to fit the new economy, such as moving from fossil fuels to renewables. Other jobs, however-such as those in the coal sector-will be lost or displaced to countries with laxer constraints on greenhouse gas emissions. A badly managed transition could have disastrous consequences on employment.

"In modern societies, work is at the center of the relationship between nature and society.... Achieving sustainable ways of living is therefore inextricably linked to the way we decide to organize work in the future," write Gouverneur and Netzer. "Parts of the trade union movement, as well as some individual unions, have accepted the reality that they need to become active participants in the transition toward sustainability."

To address the transition challenge, some trade unions have proposed a "just transition," a concept coined in the 1990s that strengthens the view that environmental and social policies can reinforce each other. Using this approach, unions promote the employment potential of a green economy through innovation and technology as well as through resource efficiency.

Yet trade unions remain reluctant to step in as the main driver of the green transformation. And they often neglect the need to shift lifestyles and businesses away from the excessive use of goods, resources, and energy.

"This is understandable insofar as the trade union movement, with its traditional goals of advancing worker interests, is deeply anchored within an economic system that bases wealth generation on continuous growth of production and consumption," write Gouverneur and Netzer.

But there are potential solutions. Lars Henriksson, a Swedish autoworker and political activist, suggests that unions aim not to preserve unsustainable industries in the name of employment, but to engage workers in developing sustainable conversion strategies. In 2009, for example, union representatives united with environmentalists, researchers, and citizen's groups to develop a sustainable transport plan in Europe after facing railroad privatization. Unions can also help to secure equitable redistribution of work by requiring continuing education and training, adapting existing social protection systems, and regulating staffing and wage agreements.

Trade unions have a central role in ensuring that the transition moves beyond a "jobs versus environment" debate and enables a shift to workers being drivers of change, rather than victims.

Worldwatch's State of the World 2014 investigates the broad concept of "governance" for sustainability, including action by national governments, international organizations, and local communities. For more information on the project, visit http://www.worldwatch.org/state-world-2014-governing-sustainability
 

Brief of Party Details of Delhi Assembly candidates 2015

A. C. No. Assembly Constituency Name Winner Candidates Name Party Votes Runner-UP Party Votes Win Margin
1 Narela Sharad Kumar AAP 96143 Neel Daman Khatri BJP 55851 40292
2 Burari Sanjeev Jha AAP 124724 Gopal Jha BJP 56774 67950
3 Timarpur Pankaj Pushkar AAP 64477 Rajni Abbi BJP 43830 20647
4 Adarsh Nagar Pawan Kumar Sharma AAP 54026 Ram Kishan Singhal BJP 33285 20741
5 Badli Ajesh Yadav AAP 72795 Devender Yadav INC 37419 35376
6 Rithala Mohinder Goyal AAP 93470 Kulwant Rana BJP 64219 29251
7 Bawana Ved Parkash AAP 109259 Gugan Singh BJP 59236 50023
8 Mundka Sukhvir Singh AAP 94206 Azad Singh BJP 53380 40826
9 Kirari Rituraj Govind AAP 97727 Anil Jha BJP 52555 45172
10 Sultanpur Majra Sandeep Kumar AAP 80269 Parbhu Dayal BJP 15830 64439
11 Nangloi Jat Raghuvinder Shokeen AAP 83259 Manoj Kumar Shokeen BJP 46235 37024
12 Mangol Puri Rakhi Birla AAP 60534 Raj Kumar Chauhan INC 37835 22699
13 Rohini Vijender Kumar BJP 59866 C.L. Gupta AAP 54499 5367
14 Shalimar Bagh Bandana Kumari AAP 62656 Rekha Gupta BJP 51678 10978
15 Shakur Basti Satyendar Jain AAP 51530 S C Vats BJP 48397 3133
16 Tri Nagar Jitender Singh Tomar AAP 63012 Nand Kishore Garg BJP 40701 22311
17 Wazirpur Rajesh Gupta AAP 61208 Dr. Mahander Nagpal BJP 39164 22044
18 Model Town Akhilesh Pati Tripathi AAP 54628 Vivek Garg BJP 37922 16706
19 Sadar Bazar Som Dutt AAP 67507 Parveen Kumar Jain BJP 33192 34315
20 Chandni Chowk Alka Lamba AAP 36756 Suman Kumar Gupta BJP 18469 18287
21 Matia Mahal Asim Ahmed Khan AAP 47584 Shoaib Iqbal INC 21488 26096
22 Ballimaran Imran Hussain AAP 57118 Shayam Lal Morwal BJP 23241 33877
23 Karol Bagh Vishesh Ravi AAP 67429 Yogender Chandoliya BJP 34549 32880
24 Patel Nagar Hazari Lal Chauhan AAP 68868 Krishna Tirath BJP 34230 34638
25 Moti Nagar Shiv Charan Goel AAP 60223 Subhash Sachdeva BJP 45002 15221
26 Madipur Girish Soni AAP 66571 Raj Kumar BJP 37184 29387
27 Rajouri Garden Jarnail Singh AAP 54916 Manjinder Singh Sirsa SAD 44880 10036
28 Hari Nagar Jagdeep Singh AAP 65814 Avtar Singh Hit BJP 39318 26496
29 Tilak Nagar Jarnail Singh AAP 57180 Rajiv Babbar BJP 37290 19890
30 Janakpuri Rajesh Rishi AAP 71802 Prof. Jagdish Mukhi BJP 46222 25580
31 Vikaspuri Mahinder Yadav AAP 132437 Sanjay Singh BJP 54772 77665
32 Uttam Nagar Naresh Balyan AAP 85881 Pawan Sharma BJP 55462 30419
33 Dwarka Adarsh Shastri AAP 79729 Parduymn Rajput BJP 40363 39366
34 Matiala Gulab Singh AAP 127665 Rajesh Gahlot BJP 80661 47004
35 Najafgarh Kailash Gahlot AAP 55598 Bharat Singh INLD 54043 1555
36 Bijwasan Col Devinder Sehrawat AAP 65006 Sat Prakash Rana BJP 45470 19536
37 Palam Bhavna Gaur AAP 82637 Dhram Dev Solanki BJP 51788 30849
38 Delhi Cantt Surender Singh AAP 40133 Karan Singh Tanwar BJP 28935 11198
39 Rajinder Nagar Vijender Garg Vijay AAP 61354 R. P. Singh BJP 41303 20051
40 New Delhi Arvind Kejriwal AAP 57213 Nupur Sharma BJP 25630 31583
41 Jangpura Praveen Kumar AAP 43927 Maninder Singh Dhir BJP 23477 20450
42 Kasturba Nagar Madan Lal AAP 50766 Ravinder Choudhry BJP 34870 15896
43 Malviya Nagar Somnath Bharti AAP 51196 Dr. Nandani Sharma BJP 35299 15897
44 R.K. Puram Parmila Tokas AAP 54645 Anil Kumar Sharma BJP 35577 19068
45 Mehrauli Naresh Yadav AAP 58125 Sarita Chaudhary BJP 41174 16951
46 Chhatarpur Kartar Singh Tanwar AAP 67645 Brahm Singh Tanwar BJP 45405 22240
47 Deoli Prakash AAP 96530 Arvind Kumar BJP 32593 63937
48 Ambedkar Nagar Ajay Dutt AAP 66632 Ashok Kumar BJP 24172 42460
49 Sangam Vihar Dinesh Mohaniya AAP 72131 Shiv Charan Lal Gupta BJP 28143 43988
50 Greater Kailash Saurabh Bharadwaj AAP 57589 Rakesh Kumar Gullaiya BJP 43006 14583
51 Kalkaji Avtar Singh Kalkaji AAP 55104 Harmeet Singh Kalka BJP 35335 19769
52 Tughlakabad Sahi Ram AAP 64311 Vikram Bidhuri BJP 30610 33701
53 Badarpur Narayan Dutt Sharma AAP 94242 Ramvir Singh Bidhuri BJP 46659 47583
54 Okhla Amanatullah Khan AAP 104271 Braham Singh BJP 39739 64532
55 Trilokpuri Raju Dhingan AAP 74907 Kiran Vaidya BJP 45153 29754
56 Kondli Manoj Kumar AAP 63185 Hukam Singh BJP 38426 24759
57 Patparganj Manish Sisodia AAP 75477 Vinod Kumar Binny BJP 46716 28761
58 Laxmi Nagar Nitin Tyagi AAP 58229 B. B. Tyagi BJP 53383 4846
59 Vishwas Nagar Om Prakash Sharma BJP 58124 Dr. Atul Gupta AAP 47966 10158
60 Krishna Nagar S K Bagga AAP 65919 Kiran Bedi BJP 63642 2277
61 Gandhi Nagar Anil Kumar Bajpai AAP 50946 Jitender BJP 43464 7482
62 Shahdara Ram Niwas Goel AAP 58523 Jitender Singh Shunty BJP 46792 11731
63 Seemapuri Rajendra Pal Gautam AAP 79777 Karamvir BJP 30956 48821
64 Rohtas Nagar Sarita Singh AAP 62209 Jitender Mahajan BJP 54335 7874
65 Seelampur Mohd. Ishraque AAP 57302 Sanjay Jain BJP 29415 27887
66 Ghonda Shri Dutt Sharma AAP 60906 Sahab Singh Chauhan BJP 52813 8093
67 Babarpur Gopal Rai AAP 75928 Naresh Gaur BJP 40440 35488
68 Gokalpur Fateh Singh AAP 71240 Ranjeet Singh BJP 39272 31968
69 Mustafabad Jagdish Pradhan BJP 58388 Hasan Ahmed INC 52357 6031
70 Karawal Nagar Kapil Mishra AAP 101865 Mohan Singh Bisht BJP 57434 44431

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