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RIO+20 The Future We Want

RIO+20 the future we want

Good Jobs

Economic recession has taken a major toll on both the quantity and quality of jobs.

There are currently 190 million people unemployed and more than 500 million will be looking for jobs over the next 10 years . Economic and social policies to create gainful employment are critical for a well-balanced society.

Work should be geared to the needs of the natural environment. “Green jobs” in agriculture, industry, services and administration contribute to preserving or restoring the environment.

Green jobs also help ensure biodiversity, reduce energy consumption, de-carbonize the economy, and minimize of all forms of waste and pollution.

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