What does the green transition mean for energy jobs?

(Context, 28 Sep 2023) As calls grow for climate action, the shift from fossil fuels to cleaner power sources raises questions about who can access the new jobs, what skills they require and how much they pay.

The number of people working in renewable energy has nearly doubled in 10 years as the world begins its transition away from polluting fossil fuels like oil and gas, new research showed.

Jobs in renewables hit 13.7 million in 2022, including in solar, bioenergy, hydropower and wind, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Thursday.

Yet the rise of clean energy raises questions. Who has access to these new jobs? What skills do they require? How much do they pay? And what can be done to help communities that rely on traditional industries?

Context spoke to climate experts to find out more about what the changing energy mix means for jobs.

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