The Green Jobs Advantage: How Climate-Friendly Investments Are Better Job Creators

New research shows that it is possible to tackle the massive disruption to the labour force of COVID-19 and the climate crisis together.

The ITUC, the World Resources Institute and the New Climate Economy have launched a new working paper that provides evidence that climate-friendly investments create more jobs than unsustainable investments on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

The paper provides job creation estimates for investments in clean energy, public transportation, electric vehicles, and nature-based solutions compared to alternatives.

It also offers recommendations for how to improve job quality in green sectors including wages, work security, and accessibility for excluded groups.

A launch webinar will present the paper’s main findings with a panel discussion with representatives from around the world working on issues of green jobs, job quality, and just transition.