Green Job & Sustainability Paper – Part II

January 6, 2023

The first installment of this three-part series provided an examination of the defining criteria of green jobs, including the importance of ensuring that green jobs are decent jobs that provide fair wages, benefits, and worker protections. Climate-smart investments can create tens of millions of green jobs while mitigating climate change and its effects. This will further power growth by reducing the economic drag caused by air pollution-related health issues and lost productivity, damage to crops and lower agricultural yields, and the financial costs of extreme weather and natural disasters, among others. And sustainable investments across all sectors create more jobs per $1MM spent compared to non-sustainable industries