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Green Jobs

  • Published
    8th Jun, 2022
Context

At an event to mark World Environment Day recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about India’s consistent efforts to combat climate change. During his speech, he also mentioned India’s efforts to create ‘green jobs’.

About

What are ‘green jobs’?

  • ‘Green jobs’ refer to a class of jobs that directly have a positive impact on the planet, and contribute to the overall environmental welfare.
  • Jobs involving renewable energy, conservation of resources, ensuring energy efficient means are categorised under the same.
  • In all, they’re aimed at reducing the negative environmental impact of economic sectors and furthering the process of creating a low-carbon economy.

Skill Council for Green Jobs

  • The Skill Council for Green Jobs was launched in 2015.
  • Aligned to the National Skill Development Missions, it was set up to be a not-for-profit, independent, industry-led initiative.
  • It is promoted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Significance of Green Jobs

Green jobs help:

  • Improve energy and raw materials efficiency
  • Limit greenhouse gas emissions
  • Minimize waste and pollution
  • Protect and restore ecosystems
  • Support adaptation to the effects of climate change
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