ILO: Ecological model would generate jobs in Latin America
Geneva, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The transition towards an economic model based on zero carbon emissions would create 15 new million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030, a report from an authorized source revealed.
According to the research released by the International Labor Organization (ILO), this translates into the generation of 22,5 million jobs in agriculture, the production of food of plant origin, renewable energies, forestry, construction and manufacturing.
On the other hand, 7,5 million jobs in electricity generation from fossil fuels and food production would be destroyed.
Efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the Amazon rainforests would bring a double benefit: generating jobs and, at the same time, helping to reduce carbon emissions, the report detailed.
According to the analysis, carried out in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank, public employment programs that include reforestation and other measures that contribute to restoring ecosystems would also play a crucial role.
But jobs in emerging 'green' sectors will not automatically be decent unless they are regulated by appropriate policies, it warned.
In addition, an economy with less carbon emissions without equity or justice will not lead to the post-pandemic model that we need.
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