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Green Jobs Creation Through Sustainable Refurbishment in the Developing Countries: A Literature Review and Analysis

— sector: Construction/buildings
— theme: Industry (greening of), Sustainable Enterprise/Value chain development
— country: Global
— type: Reports

This report provides a review of literature on energy efficient sustainable refurbishment in developing countries. It examines the role of construction in development and in particular its contribution to pro-poor employment generation and social development objective as well as meeting CO2 mitigation targets. The report utilizes four case studies in Brazil, South Africa and the Netherlands to examine the social, economic and environmental effects of adopting sustainable refurbishment. In terms of employment generation the report presents different skills requirements and potential for greater employment creation. Finally, a number of policy considerations are provided to facilitate the wider adoption and implementation of energy efficient sustainable refurbishment in developing countries as a whole.

Author/Editor
Ramin Kievani, Joseph H. M. Tah, Esra Kurul and Fonbeyin H. Abanda, ILO
Publishing Year
2008
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