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Summary
Defining Green Jobs
Figure 1. Green and Decent Jobs? A Schematic Overview
Renewable Energy
Sidebar 1. From Rustbelt to Windbelt
Sidebar 2. Solar Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh
Buildings
Transportation
Table 2. Green Jobs Estimates in Vehicle Manufacturing
Sidebar 3. Engine Retrofits in Southeast Asia
Basic Industry
Table 4. Paper and Paperboard Production by Country, 2006
Recycling
Food and Agriculture
Sidebar 4. Decent Work Deficits in Agriculture
Forestry
Table 6. Formal Forest Sector Employment by Region, 2000
Table 7. Global Employment in the Forest Sector, by Type
Pathways to a Sustainable Future
Endnotes
Index
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Green Jobs

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The pursuit of so-called "green jobs"-employment that contributes to protecting the environment and reducing humanity's carbon footprint-will be a key economic driver of the 21st century. "Climate-proofing" the global economy will involve large-scale investments in new technologies, equipment, buildings, and infrastructure, which will provide a major stimulus for much-needed new employment and an opportunity for retaining and transforming existing jobs.
The pursuit of so-called "green jobs"-employment that contributes to protecting the environment and reducing humanity's carbon footprint-will be a key economic driver of the 21st century. "Climate-proofing" the global economy will involve large-scale investments in new technologies, equipment, buildings, and infrastructure, which will provide a major stimulus for much-needed new employment and an opportunity for retaining and transforming existing jobs.

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Published by: Worldwatch Institute on Jun 17, 2009
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