Green Jobs

Carbon tax to aid Philippine’s green recovery

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 5 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Imposing a carbon tax in the Philippines will significantly help the country and the region address further risks of climate change and will aid in the long-term recovery from the pandemic.

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ASEAN gets $300 million for green recovery program

Published by rudy Date posted on March 23, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 23 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — South Korea-based Green Climate Fund (GCF) has earmarked $300 million (P14.57 billion) to support Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) green recovery program in Southeast Asia, with the Philippines among the top priorities.

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Creating a green recovery pathway for the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2021

By DR. SELVA RAMACHANDRAN, Manila Times, 14 Mar 2021 Almost a year has passed since Covid-19 hit, causing job losses and increasing poverty levels. Sadly, this has impacted people unevenly, particularly women, youth, the poor and informal-sector workers.

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Going green will mean $1.35 trillion in opportunities for Asean economies—report

Published by rudy Date posted on November 29, 2020

by The Straits Times/Asia News Network, 29 Nov 2020 SINGAPORE — Going green could bring up to US$1 trillion in annual economic benefits to Southeast Asian economies by 2030, a report by global management consulting firm Bain and Company said last Thursday (Nov 26).

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Greening the transport sector in the post COVID-19 recovery could create up to 15 million jobs worldwide

Published by rudy Date posted on May 19, 2020

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Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016

Published by rudy Date posted on November 17, 2016

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Japanese car giants team up on green engines

Published by rudy Date posted on May 18, 2014

Two of Japan’s leading universities will join Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Suzuki, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Daihatsu and Fuji Heavy in the project, which is mainly aimed at slashing engine emissions to meet tougher environmental standards

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Green Building 101

Published by rudy Date posted on February 18, 2014

What is green building? Green building is the practice of: increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use energy, water, and materials. It is a move to reduce building impacts on human health and the environment, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal (the complete life cycle of a building). This…

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Environmental sustainability is not a job killer

Published by rudy Date posted on February 27, 2013

ILO Green Jobs Programme coordinator, Peter Poschen, outlines the business and job opportunities that could emerge from a shift to a greener economy.

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Philippines: Unlocking the potential for green jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on February 14, 2013

In our world today, renewable energy is not just a means of complying with environmental standards; it is also the key to unlock economic growth. A massive up take of renewables addresses climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while also increasing energy security and generating more jobs – “green” jobs.

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Makati takes lead in conducting greenhouse gas inventory

Published by rudy Date posted on November 21, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay said on Tuesday the city has become the first local government unit (LGU) in the country to conduct its greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory.

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Climate conversations – Is progress on climate change an illusion?

Published by rudy Date posted on September 20, 2012

The world is not organised to deal with the climate change problem. Climate change is a global problem, but there is, of course, no global government with the interests of the earth as a whole at heart. Rather, there are sovereign states, the interests and concerns of which are very different.

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Apec makes history by cutting tariffs on ‘green’ goods

Published by rudy Date posted on September 9, 2012

ASIA-PACIFIC Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders yesterday agreed to cut trade tariffs to just five per cent for agreed environmentally-friendly goods from 2015, something the World Trade Organisation has failed to do in a decade. The initiative exemplifies the 21-member economic grouping’s seriousness in promoting green technology to control climate change.

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Urgent action needed to reduce growing health and environmental hazards from chemicals: UN Report

Published by rudy Date posted on September 5, 2012

Chemical ‘Intensification’ of Economies in Developing Countries Means Greater Risk of Exposure to Hazardous Substances New Study Shows Sound Management of Chemicals Can Deliver Major Economic Benefits and Support Green Economy Geneva / Nairobi / Mexico City / New York, 5 September 2012 – Coordinated action by governments and industry is urgently needed to reduce…

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News Feature: Philippine trade unions right on top of “greening” enterprises, workplaces

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2012

True to their promise for renewed joint collaboration, Japanese and Filipino unions are continuing to support nationally-identified issues and concerns in the Philippines. As a follow up to 2011’s program on decent work and green jobs, this year’s activity (third of its kind since the program was launched in 2010) paid more attention to engaging…

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Green growth, not targets, needed for climate deal

Published by rudy Date posted on August 8, 2012

LONDON/OSLO — Green economic growth rather than strict targets for cutting greenhouse gases needs higher priority if the world is to reach a deal to fight climate change by a 2015 deadline.

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A green plumber for a greener economy

Published by rudy Date posted on June 21, 2012

The transition towards a greener economy is expected to affect about half of the global labour force or roughly 1.5 billion people. This means changes in terms of job types and workers’ skills – a topic that is high on the Rio+20 agenda.

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Transition to green economy could yield up to 60 million jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on May 13, 2012

GENEVA (ILO News) – The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative.[1]

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New Report: Growing green and decent jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on April 24, 2012

Investing 2% of GDP over the next five years in 12 countries will create up to 48 million jobs over five years New Report: Growing Green and Decent Jobs 18 April 2012: A new ITUC report with economic analysis commissioned by the Millennium Institute shows how investing 2% of GDP in the green economy in…

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Yearender: DENR colors Phl ‘green’

Published by rudy Date posted on December 26, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The early part of the year saw the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in full gear in its campaign to color the country green through tree planting. The DENR immediately released the guidelines for the government’s “National Greening Program” (NGP) which seeks to plant 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million…

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Questions and answers on the skills for green jobs challenge

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2011

Developing new skills or upgrading existing ones is the key to unlocking the potential of green jobs. The Green Jobs Initiative of the ILO, the UN Environmental Programme, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has been working to turn this potential into reality since 2008. ILO News talks…

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Poor nations ‘need to find own path to green economy’

Published by rudy Date posted on October 13, 2011

There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution and national priorities should define each country’s strategy for environmentally friendly growth, environment ministers and senior officials of more than 40 countries told a meeting organised by the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) and India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests in New Delhi this week (3–4…

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DOLE urges employers to adopt ‘green jobs’ policy

Published by rudy Date posted on September 24, 2011

Philippine labor officials reiterated their call to employers to adopt a green or environmentally-friendly job policy to expand job opportunities. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said there will be new demand for labor from “green” investments, a scenario that will benefit everyone.

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Renewable energy will spawn 50K ‘green jobs’ in next 20 years

Published by rudy Date posted on August 30, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines should capitalize on opportunities offered by renewable energy (RE) by encouraging more investments that are expected to generate up to 50,000 “green jobs” in the next 20 years while ensuring environmental protection.

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Green jobs: Landscape change in employment

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2011

Over the past several years, the country bore witness to how “going green” has shaped and revolutionized the way buildings are structured and how companies conduct their businesses to adopt a triple bottom-line approach.

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Renewable energy: Caring for the environment, creating green jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on August 26, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) together with the Climate Change Commission and the National Youth Commission, and labor group Federation of Free Workers (FFW) pushed for the creation of “green jobs” to help increase employment opportunities while helping the country achieve sustainability.

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Green energy to create jobs, increase tax revenue

Published by rudy Date posted on August 22, 2011

Over 20,000 to 50,000 “green” jobs will be created once the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 is implemented, a power company executive said over the weekend. First Gen vice president Aloysius Santos said that the wind industry is expected to generate 5,000 to 6,000 jobs from 220 megawatts (MW) in wind projects. Lopez-owned First Gen…

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Businesses urged to develop ‘green jobs’

Published by rudy Date posted on August 19, 2011

GOVERNMENT agencies led by the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) have formally launched a campaign for “green jobs” in light of the threats posed by climate change.

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‘Green auditor’ to check green projects if real or fake

Published by rudy Date posted on August 7, 2011

Going green may be all the rage, but exactly how green are those projects? The Climate Change Commission is positioning itself as the Philippines’ “green auditor” that will evaluate the environmental projects being rolled out every year in terms of how these are helping save natural resources or preserve energy.

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Climate body backs green job creation

Published by rudy Date posted on August 5, 2011

THE Climate Change Commission revealed its program in support of the government’s campaign to create green jobs in the country.

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