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Highlights of Green Jobs and Just Transition directions in the India manufacturing sector

— sector: Renewable energy
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The energy sector in India accounts for more than three quarters of India’s carbon emissions, and India has an ambitious target of 40% renewable energy by 2030 as part of decarbonisation strategies. But India faced the twin challenges of decarbonisation and development – achieving green energy at the same time as increasing energy demand as the economy transitions from achieving GDP from agriculture, to GDP from industry and services, whilst at the same time addressing reliable access to electricity for all the population

Cristina Martinez, Samantha Sharpe, Hongye Pei
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India’s pathway to sustainable development will impact the global trajectory in addressing climate change; as the third largest economy in the world and the fourth largest energy consumer. India will also have significant requirements for a Just Transition – India needs to create more decent jobs to help its poorest citizen’s out of poverty – in 2020 this employment shortage was 16.7million jobs, with an estimated 58% of the population living in poverty without the means to meet their basic needs (Green Economy Coalition, 2020). India will need to face the difficult challenge of working to decarbonise the economy and increasing natural resource stewardship, whilst also providing for increased energy demand to continue to provide sustainable development and decent employment opportunities for the population. This is all in the context of managing the already evident impacts of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.


This Highlights document provides an updated analysis of employment impacts from the devastating second Covid-19 wave in India in 2021.
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