Module 4: Employment and work life

Lesson Title

Green Jobs



Give an overview of employment opportunities within the green jobs’ sector


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1 Lesson


Lesson Content

Green jobs contribute to preserve or restore the environment, be they in traditional sectors such as manufacturing and construction or in emerging green sectors such as renewable energy.

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
At the enterprise level, green jobs can produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment. Examples of areas of work:
- renewable energy production
- energy efficient buildings
- e-mobility
- organic restaurants
- eco tour guidance
- environmental consultants (auditors for EMAS)
Green jobs can also contribute to environmental friendly processes. Examples of areas of work:
- reduce water consumption
- improve recycling systems


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