Opportunities for Decent Work in a Green Economy

The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the international Green Jobs Initiative. The study, Working Towards Sustainable Development: Opportunities for Decent Work and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy, says that these gains will depend on whether the right set of policies are put in place. At least half of the global workforce – the equivalent of 1.5 billion people – will be affected by the transition to a greener economy. This comprehensive report touches on specifics relating to eight key sectors which are expected to play a central role and be most affected by the transition: agriculture, forestry, fishing, energy, resource-intensive manufacturing, recycling, building and transport.


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Summary and overview; Working Towards Sustainable Development: Opportunities for Decent Work and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy:

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