KSSPI는 각 시장 주체들이 환경을 보호하면서도 좋은 일자리를 유지하고 창출하는데 협력해야 한다는 “Green job, 녹색일자리”에서 그 해결방안을 제시하며 정부, 각 경제주체 모두가 참여하였을 때 환경을 보호할 수 있을 뿐만 아니라 괜찮은(Decent) 일자리도 보장받을 수 있습니다.
KSSPI는 국제경쟁시대에 부합하는 교육서비스, 고용서비스 수립과 Green job 발굴 등 사회서비스 업그레이드를 위한 교육, 연구, 캠페인등의 실천적 대안을 제시하고자 합니다.
KSSPI는 환경을 보존하고 복원하는데 실질적으로 기여하는 교육서비스, 구직 서비스, 행정서비스, R&D서비스 등에서 좋은 일자리를 제안할 것이며 Green job을 창출하기 위하여 미래지향적인 교육, 환경, 고용분야의 좋은 정책을 설계할 것입니다. Green job(녹색 일자리)은 향후 기후변화 대비 국가, 기업이 경쟁력을 유지하고 고용을 유지하거나 창출하는데 핵심적인 요소입니다. Green job은 자원 낭비적인 요소를 줄임으로써, 비용을 줄이는데 기여하며 이는 생태계의 다양성을 보호하고, 자원 재생의 고효율을 통해 에너지, 물질, 자원의 소비를 줄여 경제의 저탄소화를 추구하며, 국가비용 발생을 최소화하는데 도움을 주는 좋은 일자리(Decent Job)를 의미하는 것입니다.
KSSPI는 이러한 지속가능한 사회를 위한 지원, 보상 체제를 구축 하도록 각종 공교육에서의 교육프로그램 채택과, 고용, 환경 정책 제안을 지속 해 나가며 민간-정부간, 산학연간 파트너십을 통한 모범사례 구축 및 기업이 친환경적인 사업을 할 수 있도록 제안할 것입니다. 또한, 녹색경제로의 이행을 위해 각 경제주체들이 새로운 기술을 터득하기 위한 교육 훈련이 요구되고 있으며 이러한 문제 해결을 위해서는 새로운 인력양성과 기존 산업에서 근무하던 근로자들이 녹색 일자리로 이행할 수 있도록 교육 훈련 프로그램을 지원해야 할 것입니다. 녹색경제로의 이행과정에서 불리한 위치에 놓이는 경제주체들을 보호하기 위해, 소득지원, 재 교육훈련 기회, 재배치 지원과 같은 정책 지원방안을 마련해야 하며 이를 위해서는 사회적 녹색 일자리 대화(Social Job Dialogue)를 제안합니다.
"Climate change itself, adaptation to it and efforts to arrest it by reducing emissions have far-reaching implications for economic and social development, for production and consumption patterns and thus for employment, incomes and poverty reduction. These implications harbour both major risks and opportunities for working people."
Green jobs, or simply decent jobs that contribute to preserving and restoring the quality of the environment, serve as a bridge to a "low-carbon" future.
They reconcile economic growth with a sustainable environment and social equity. As such, decent green jobs effectively link Millennium Development Goal 1 (eradicate extreme poverty) to Millennium Development Goal 7 (protect the environment), making them mutually supportive
Millions of green jobs already exist in sectors such as energy efficiency, energy supply, transportation and waste management and there is evidence for the viability and potential for green jobs across the entire workforce, but only a fraction of this potential is being tapped. Additional proactive policy initiatives and public-private investments are needed. The present economic crisis and global recession is an opportunity to fast-track some of these investments through green components in economic stimulus packages.
KSSPI(Korea Social Service Policy Institute) will shed light on green jobs in economic recovery packages adopted by a number of governments and will showcase strategies for designing and implementing such measures
KSSPI is an NPO that analyzes the structural changes to climate change policies & employment - law caused by Korea’s aging society and an increase in the number of female workers . We also analyze the structural changes in the domestic public education market after the FTA settlement.
In order to establish a responsive legal and public education system, employment and environmental policies must present effective countermeasures that are conformable to a global standard
KSSPI believes that we, as a society, must change our lifestyles to reduce our destructive and increasingly unhealthy environmental impacts, and that means changing the way we work. Green jobs must have a strong element of creativity and innovation as we work together to reduce waste and increase resource efficiency, shift to less harmful energy and material sources, and return to making lasting products that are durable and high quality
In many cases, these will actually be familiar tasks, like welding, carpentry, fabrication, and engineering, but with a new focus on creating more efficient and environmentally responsible products. Smart companies and smart organizations will tap into the hands-on knowledge of workers to find new solutions and new approaches that can reduce their environmental impact and make their products stand out in a green marketplace. Workers, in turn, will want to put their skills to work for companies that are making a difference. Being part of the solution will be a strong draw for attracting and retaining skilled workers. Some, of course, will threaten that any attempt to move away from current practices will lead to economic disruption and job losses. But as KSSPI has seen from current events, it is really the status quo system with its focus on shrugging off hidden costs to the environment, communities and workers that is unstable and unsustainable.
What we believe
As progressives, we believe Korea should be a land of boundless opportunity, where people can better themselves, their children, their families, and their communities through education, hard work, and the freedom to climb the ladder of economic mobility. We believe an open and effective government can champion the common good over narrow self-interest, harness the strength of our diversity, and secure the rights and safety of its people. And we believe our nation must always be a beacon of hope and strength to the rest of the world. Progressives are often described as idealistic enough to believe change is possible and practical enough to make it happen
Furthermore, KSSPI’s areas of study include:
- The coordination of public education, employment and environmental management relations based on trust and partnership
- Resolution of environment-employment management conflict and a policy support system to promote a mutually cooperative culture
- Case studies on foreign legal cases
- Improvement of the infra-structure and human resources management systems for a knowledge-based economy and opened economic environment
- Efficient measures for the management of human resources.
Accordingly, KSSPI was established as a social service institute in order to promote policies to create and manage social jobs, to expand the supply of social service, promote policies that create green jobs, and suggest legal and institutional measures for the promotion of social enterprise to national policy makers.
To overcome the great many impediments to green jobs worldwide, KSSPI advises governments and social partners on the necessary knowledge and tools to assess potentialities, monitor progress, close skills gaps and scale up investments. The good jobs of the future will be green. That’s a simple statement of fact based on growing evidence that the world has reached a dangerous tipping point on climate, toxics and resource use.
How we work
Through dialogue with leaders, thinkers, and citizens, we explore the vital issues facing Korea and the world. KSSPI develops a point of view and takes a stand.
KSSPI then builds on that and develops bold new ideas. KSSPI shapes the national debate. KSSPI shares our point of view with everyone who can put our ideas into practice and effect positive change. That means online, on campus, in the media, on the shop floor, in faith communities, and in the boardroom.
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