Jobs in a Net-Zero Emissions Future in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Jul 2020
The signatories of the Paris Agreement have agreed to pursue efforts to limit global warming to between 1.5C and 2C. At the same time, governments are now focused on economic and social recovery with an emphasis on job creation. It is crucial to advance on all fronts. Jobs in a Net-Zero Emissions Future quantifies job losses and job gains in the transition to a net-zero carbon economy. It finds that 15 million net jobs can be created in the region by 2030. Transformations in agriculture, forestry, energy, transport, waste management, tourism, and construction make decarbonization possible and can create jobs, unlock economic and social benefits, and help protect the regions unique natural resource treasures.
By reading this report, decision-makers and technicians will gain insight into the role of social dialogue, co-construction with public and private stakeholders, and the involvement of environment, labor, and line ministries in the design of public policies and development strategies that can deliver a just transition towards inclusive carbon-free prosperity.