Adapting Canadian Employment to Respond to Climate Change – New Grant Announcement
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Canada Partnership has awarded a $2.5-million Partnership Grant to fund Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change: Canada in International Perspective (ACW). The seven-year project (2014-2021) includes thirty-six members from seventeen organizations, three countries and more than twenty disciplines, trades and professions. The organisations include labour unions, think tanks, private and public sector enterprises, government agencies, and environment groups. Researchers from York, Queen’s, University of Toronto, Simon Fraser, University of Victoria, Télé-Université, University of Westminster (UK), Curtin Institute of Technology (Australia) and Harvard (US) are members of the ACW team. ACW’s Principal Investigator is Carla Lipsig-Mummé.
ACW is a collaborative research partnership that aims to help transition Canada to a lower-carbon economy through social- and applied-science research that links the adaptation of workplaces and work to the mitigation of GHGs in key Canadian industries, occupations and professions. These include construction, public and private services, energy and manufacturing. ACW builds on SSHRC’s Work in a Warming World project, transforming ideas into action.
ACW is just starting out. It will be accessible through a button on this website. Stay tuned!
ACW’s website is currently under construction, thank you for your patience.