Green Economy a Key to Solving Crisis?

May 2, 2009 at 3:22 am Leave a comment

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Press Releases September 2008 – Landmark New Report Says Emerging Green Economy Could Create Tens of Millions of New “Green Jobs” – United Nations Environment Programme: “The new report entitled Green Jobs: Towards Decent work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World, says changing patterns of employment and investment resulting from efforts to reduce climate change and its effects are already generating new jobs in many sectors and economies, and could create millions more in both developed and developing countries.

However, the report also finds that the process of climate change, already underway, will continue to have negative effects on workers and their families, especially those whose livelihoods depend on agriculture and tourism. Action to tackle climate change as well as to cope with its effects is therefore urgent and should be designed to generate decent jobs.”

(Via UNEP.)

Download the report here.

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