7th June 2018
EP Desk

 

Promoting a greener economy could create 30 million jobs over the next decade, largely offsetting employment losses linked to the shift, the UN said recently, although farming would be especially hard-hit.

 

A fresh report from the International Labor Organization estimated that, excluding the agriculture sector, far more jobs would be created than lost if countries manage to stick to the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

 

That agreement calls for capping global warming at "well under" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and 1.5 C if feasible.

 

But US President Donald Trump has withdrawn from the deal, and policies currently in place around the world look set to send global temperatures soaring by at least three degrees.

 

The ILO report, "Greening with Jobs", found that policies aimed at limiting global warming below the two-degree limit could create some 24 million jobs, enough to "more than offset job losses of six million elsewhere." 


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