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Global Labor Institute 1.The investment challenge New investment in sustainable energy reached record levels of $148.4 billion in 2008, 60% higher than.

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1 Global Labor Institute 1.The investment challenge New investment in sustainable energy reached record levels of $148.4 billion in 2008, 60% higher than in IEA says $45 trillion needed by 2050 $27 in global South. Investments in fossil fuels 6:1 over renewables. Challenges to Global Green Job Growth

2 Global Labor Institute 2. The technology challenge Challenges to Global Green Job Growth Integrated gasification combined cycle Integrated stationary fuel cell systems Advanced reactor and fuel cycle technologies Hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles High efficiency appliances Technologies designed for CO2 capture and storage (CCS)

3 Global Labor Institute 3. The Food and Agriculture Challenge Challenges to Global Green Job Growth Industrial agriculture is capital and energy intensive Sustainable, organic and urban agriculture creates more employment

4 Global Labor Institute 4. The labor market challenge Challenges to Global Green Job Growth Informality – precarious work – low pay

5 Global Labor Institute 5.The Urbanization Challenge 1 billion slum dwellers By 2020, 50% of worlds urban population will live in slums. Slums are not very green Challenges to Global Green Job Growth

6 Global Labor Institute 6.The Growth/Profit Challenge World economy x 5 since 1950 Half worlds population remain very poor Consumption: 10% / 90% Challenges to Global Green Job Growth

7 Global Labor Institute Green Jobs and the Green New Deal Global Green New Deal is Crucial to Green Job Growth A new financial architecture is needed Reform structures of global governance Distributional justice – (Wall St. bailout x10 needed to half world poverty by 2015) Full spectrum protection of environment


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