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From Jobs to Green Jobs: A Just Transition Framework

— theme: Employment and socio-economic policies, Environment and climate
— country: Philippines

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to reducing the enormous conceptual deficit on green jobs by a rapid examination of the issue from the Philippine perspective. The practical contribution of this paper is to derive an organizational strategy for the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE). The structure of the paper is as follows: Firstly, the connection of climate change solutiosn and job creation is examined, green jobs are defined and transition scenarios are discussed. Secondly, green jobs snapshots are presented to elaborate on this connection. Thirdly, policy principles for the effective implementation of the just transition framework is highlighted. Fourthly, a DOLE climate-smart response is outlined. Finally, the conclusions and implications for research and practice are presented.

Author/Editor
Cynthia R. Cruz
Publishing Year
2009
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