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Govt describes green economy as vast area for job creation

Dr. Chris Ngige

The Federal Government says there are vast opportunities for job creation in the green economy. Labour & Employment Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige Minister for Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, said this at the opening of the 6th Meeting of the National Employment Council, with the theme, “Creating Environmental Friendly (Green) Jobs.” This is contained in a statement signed by ...

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Youth Day: Stakeholders explore just transition for green jobs amid climate challenges

Young climate change actors

The Intergenerational Equity and Innovation (Youth) thematic group of the Nigeria Civil Society Framework on Paris Agreement and the SGDs (NCSFPAS) anchored by Connected Advocacy for Empowerment and Youth Development Initiative on Thursday August 19, 2021 engaged stakeholders in a workshop to discuss “The Role of Intergenerational Equity and Innovation in Achieving the Paris Agreement for Sustainable Livelihood and Decent ...

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Climate adaptation: Key to Nigeria’s green job programme

Internally displaced women

Various actors across the climate change community in Nigeria have concurred with the view that the Federal Government should pay more attention to the provision of climate adaptation mechanisms to enhance the realisation of the Green Job Assessment Programme (GJAP). Internally displaced women in Abuja trained by Ecobarter on waste collection and recycling. Photo credit: Ecobarter The ongoing consultation exercise ...

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Green Jobs: National ownership to drive just transition

Green Job Assessment policy

The Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment has emphasised the need to capture affected communities and workers into the nation’s Green Job Assessment programme to help ensure its successful implementation and transition to a just economy. Participants at the validation workshop on Green Job Assessment policy In view of the above, the DCC believes that ...

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Building back better: Green jobs to the rescue

Green Jobs

Climate change and Covid-19 threaten our future, well that’s okay; we were creating a monumental mess and the future looked pretty badly anyway. Humanity is ravaged by a pandemic, a plague, one moving screen through the ranks of men, leaving millions bedridden and taking the lives of millions of others. Another devastating calamity stares us right in the face, either ...

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Zero waste key to building sustainable post COVID-19 economies – Study

Waste disposal

A new study from the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) finds that cities that invest in zero waste programmes and policies create good green jobs, in addition to known benefits of reducing pollution and improving community health. Waste disposal This report comes as municipal governments worldwide are making critical decisions about which programmes to invest in to increase climate ...

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UN youth climate advisors urge green jobs-led COVID-19 recovery

Vladislav Kaim

The need for greater investments in green jobs is at the top of the youth climate agenda for 2021 according to a new report, compiled by the UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change and published on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Vladislav Kaim, a member of the Youth Advisory Group According to the youth advisors, there is increasing ...

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Climate summit presents platform to generate green jobs, says Essien

Iniobong Ene Essien

Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Akwa Ibom State, Dr Iniobong Ene Essien, sheds some light on the forthcoming Climate Change Summit scheduled to hold in Uyo, the state capital. He believes that, to the people of the state, this is an opportunity to create green jobs Kindly shed some light on this much-talked-about climate change conference. The summit is ...

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How renewable energy can save Chilean lives, create jobs, by study


A new study has been launched by the Chilean Citizens’ Committee on Climate Change showing that, by switching to 100% renewable energy by 2050, the country could: avoid spending $5.3 billion a year on fossil fuels, save 1,500 lives a year due to reduced air-pollution in Santiago alone, and create 11,000 green jobs. The study, conducted by the NewClimate Institute, is ...

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Trade unions join transition to greener economy

Jobs PR

Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014 explores the employment challenges and opportunities of a transition to a sustainable economy Can the need to protect the environment be reconciled with the desire to safeguard jobs? Labor markets will shift to fit the demands of a greener economy as resources shrink and the climate changes. But with 38 percent of workers worldwide employed ...

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