The solutions to the economic crisis and the environmental crisis are far from being mutually exclusive. As we head towards the Copenhagen Climate Summit, world leaders have the opportunity to stimulate economic recovery while cutting carbon emissions through investing in green jobs in the renewable energy sector.
Executive summary: Greenpeace International’s new report, Working for the Climate, determines the level of ‘green energy job creation’ resulting from the nine-fold increase in renewable energy and massive global energy efficiency measures required for the Energy [R]evolution. By researching jobs in power generation and electrical efficiency (excluding heating, cooling and transport), the study was also able to compare the job creation potential to a ‘business-as-usual’ approach.
This briefing focuses on some of its key findings.
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