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A fresh look at the green economy

Publication Year: 2010 Publisher: Oxfam America

Finance

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17

Green economy

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8

Technology

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17

Background

This report, by Oxfam America, re‐examines the green economy in America with a particular focus on green jobs that build resilience to climate change. The report reveals that two million people already work in fields that contribute to building resilience to climate change across the USA. However, it goes on to state that substantial investment will be required not just in the mitigation of carbon emissions that emp climate change, but in adapting to the effects brought about by the changing climate.

Investment in development and deployment of new technologies and strategies can build resilience to the negative consequences of climate change, create jobs and save lives at the same time. This report focuses more on jobs that relate to adaptation rather than mitigation of climate change effects.