Deliver a billion-dollar Clean State Jobs program
Deliver a billion-dollar Clean State Jobs program to unlock thousands of new jobs in clean industries and support a just transition for affected workers and communities.
Clean State strongly advocates for the creation of a comprehensive package to unlock thousands of new jobs in clean industries and support a just transition for affected workers and communities. The fund could be paid for by diverting subsidies to fossil fuel companies fairer tax and royalties arrangements. Clean State Jobs and Industries Investment Program An annual funding package worth $1 billion could repower the economy and drive structural change, innovation and adaptation necessary for full decarbonization by 2050.
Clean State proposes:
- A ‘Deep Retrofit’ program across WA’s social housing, rental housing, schools and buildings, as well as investment in green infrastructure including bike paths and urban forests across our communities
- A WA Clean Industry Investment fund, similar to the federal CEFC, be established to invest in clean energy, low carbon startups and innovation, and sustainable construction and manufacturing
- A Workforce transition package to ensure workers WA’s coal, oil and gas industries will have secure, permanent jobs in renewable energy and clean industries; and
- Dedicated funding for Western Australian scientists studying climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation here in WA.