Thursday, 25 September 2008

*Creating Millions of New "Green" Jobs

...A report released yesterday shows that a new green economy is emerging,
creating millions of jobs in the next decades that will help tackle climate
change. Whether creating clean-burning fuels, installing solar water
heaters, or improving the energy efficiency of homes and offices, new jobs
will form a key part of the market for environmental products and services,
which is expected to reach $2.7 trillion by 2020.

The landmark study, funded and commissioned by the UN Environment Programme under a joint Green Jobs Initiative with the International Labour Office,the International Trade Union Confederation, and the International Organization of Employers, was produced by the Worldwatch Institute, with technical assistance from Cornell University's Global Labor Institute.

Read: Global Economy Special Focus: Green Jobs
Read Also: Press Release: Landmark New Report Says Emerging Green Economy

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