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India's shift to green economy could add 3 million jobs by 2030: Report

The 3.8 mn jobs created in renewable energy sector by 2030 could easily offset 259,000 jobs that could be lost by scaling down of carbon-intensive and resource-intensive industries, says an ILO report

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Jobs In India  |  Paris Climate Agreement  |  Renewable Sources

Bhasker Tripathi | IndiaSpend 

If 40 per cent of India’s electricity comes from renewables by 2030 (from 7.5 per cent in February 2018), the country could add about 3 million new jobs, according to a report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), an arm of the United Nations.

This will “more than offset” the 259,000 jobs that could be lost–8.6 per cent of the new 3 million jobs–by the scaling down of carbon-intensive and resource-intensive industries, said the report that analysed how climate-change mitigation could affect jobs in India and globally. The Indian ...

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 07:02 IST
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