01 Aug '15, 8am

Lost jobs and the collateral damage of climate change

Lost jobs and the collateral damage of climate change

The following is an excerpt from the book "Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy." Environmental challenges and social challenges are inextricably linked . Economic growth, job creation and incomes depend on — and can degrade — natural resources and systems. However, they can also restore and enhance environmental sustainability. Given the scale and the urgency of these challenges , it is clear that the world will have neither the resources nor the time to tackle them separately or consecutively. They need to be addressed together, in a comprehensive and complementary manner. The questions are, then, whether and how an environmentally sustainable economy can offer opportunities to create decent work and improve social inclusion. Environmental challenges: the economic and social costs Since the first U.N. Conference on the Environment in 1972, the world’s popu...

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