“Friends of the Earth are delighted to pledge our support for the UK Youth Climate Coalition’s project, ‘Youth for Green Jobs’. In order to safeguard a clean, fair future for youth and future generations, the government must commit to a cross-departmental strategy of provision of green and decent jobs. In times which are so challenging for young people, we applaud the efforts of the UK Youth Climate Coalition in their call for more Green Jobs accessible to young people everywhere, and urge youth all over the UK to get involved in this campaign.”
“BYC believes that government schemes to deal with high levels of youth unemployment should be linked to creating jobs, and supporting associated skills, which are environmentally sustainable. As the UK seeks to cut our rate of carbon emissions to 80% by 2050, creating Green Jobs for young people is an important way to help the UK successfully become a low carbon economy”
‘We are really excited about UKYCC’s Youth for Green Jobs Campaign. Green Jobs that; are long term, encourage skills development, pay a living wage and have environmental stewardship at their core, are the only way out of the environmental, and economic, crises we are currently in. There needs to be vastly increased availability of, and access to, Green Jobs, particularly for young people. We find this campaign really inspiring and hope that industries and policymakers will listen and feel compelled work together urgently to make this vital vision a reality’
The Otesha Project UK are strong supporters of the UK Youth Climate Coalition’s Youth for Green Jobs campaign. To address the global challenges facing our economy and climate, we must transform society within a single generation. When these issues combine with deep recession and record youth unemployment, young people face fundamental hurdles. Our vision is to help equip young people to meet these deep-rooted challenges, by matching them up with the fundamental work that needs to be done to transition to a green and decent economy.
East London Green Jobs Alliance
The UK Youth Climate Coalition is a member of the East London Green Jobs Alliance. Youth for Green Jobs is a UK Youth Climate Coalition campaign associated with the East London Green Jobs Alliance.
Youth for Green Jobs gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor Solar Solutions Malvern