TORONTO, April 20, 2017 – Climate change is affecting the livelihoods of thousands, but with Earth Day almost here, how is Canada responding to this emerging employment crisis? York University work and climate expert Carla Lipsig-Mummé believes more needs to be done.
Carla Lipsig-Mummé, Professor of work and labour studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, and director of the Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change research project, can comment on the impact of climate change on employment and the world of work, environmental and labour market policies, and reducing greenhouse gases through work.
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