Balancing economic growth and climate change in Asia with Green Jobs
In the light of global warming Asian countries are faced with the complex challenge of maintaining their economic growth and promoting opportunities for decent work while reducing their environmental impact. The view is gaining ground that climate change is directly related to the way we work, and ultimately can only be halted by changing the patterns of work and shifting to new modes of production and consumption. In response the ILO has launched its Green Jobs Initiative. Sophy Fisher asked Peter Poschen, ILO speciaist in Sustainable Development, to explain what is meant by Green Jobs.