Natural environment  |  Publications  |  27.06.2011

Green Jobs: towards decent working in sustainable, low-carbon world

A comprehensive and authoritative report by the United Nations Environment Programme on the emergence of a “green economy” and its impact on the world of work in the 21st Century.

The report gathers data on employment on different sectors —renewable energy, energy efficiency in buildings, sustainable transportation, and organic agriculture— and draws conclusions and recommendations for policy makers, business and industry, workers and trade unions in the context of the transition towards a low-carbon economy, which may yield a real potential, and yet is faced with formidable challenges.

The report emphasises the need for increased investment to create green jobs, facilitate the just transition from traditional to low-carbon economy, and further analyses the major shifts in employments and skills patterns.

Text from the UNEP website.

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