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.
- 1.3 billion earn less than of $2 per day, which means poverty for them and their independents.
- More than 2.3 million green jobs have been created in the renewable energy sector in recent years.
- Agriculture is still the single largest employer in the world.
- Saving energy and creating jobs in Cape Town
- Skills for Green Jobs: Selected stories from the field
- Feed-in tariffs in Kenya
- Waste management in the Republic of Korea
- Renewable energy in China
- Rural ecological infrastructure in India
- Green future for women in Bangladesh: from garment workers earning less than a dollar a day to engineers in renewable energy
- Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World
- UNEP’s Labour and Environment Initiative
- ILO’s Green Job Programme
- Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication
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