Green Jobs

From Open Risk Manual


Green Jobs means emerging work opportunities that contribute to protecting and restoring the environment and addressing Climate Change. [1]

Green jobs can be found in:

  • the production of green products and services, such as renewable energy, and
  • in environmentally friendly processes, such as recycling.

Green jobs help improve energy and raw material efficiency, limit greenhouse gas emissions, minimize waste and pollution, protect and restore ecosystems, and support adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

As the market for green jobs is expanding, countries must ensure that the workforce is equipped with the specific skills and education required to carry them out. This can be achieved by investing in training young people for future green jobs and by retraining workers from carbon-intensive industries. The latter is a key part of ensuring countries are pursuing a Just Transition and leave no one behind.

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