Climate Change, Energy and Resources

Climate change and environmental degradation are already disrupting millions of jobs and livelihoods. Yet countless opportunities lie ahead to boost the economy and improve the quality of working lives.


Rising temperatures and extreme weather are having a huge impact on people who already live in some of the toughest places on earth. Climate change and environmental degradation pose significant challenges to economic growth and employment today, and risks will be greater in the medium-to long-term.

A transition to a low-carbon, greener economy will imply the creation of new jobs in environmentally friendly production processes and outputs, whereas other jobs will be at risk, in particular in those sectors with fewer options for a transition towards a more sustainable ways of production.

Estimated jobs lost are concentrated in fossil fuels. Most of the jobs gained are estimated to be in modernising energy infrastructure and reliant technologies in order to utilised the new sources of energy.

trillion net income benefit over a lifetime
Jobs will be created during the Just Transition by 2030
net income benefit over the resources’ lifetime

Minimizing Hardships, Maximizing Benefits for workers and communities.

Are new jobs created in low emissions sectors fair, decent and inclusive?

Are innovative social protection policies protect the vulnerable during this transition?

Can a Just transition be a driver for economic growth and social progress?

What skills are needed to help workers transition to green jobs?


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