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Report on Estimating Jobs in the Wind Energy Sector Using Input-Output Analysis for Gujarat State, India

— sector: Renewable energy
— theme: Environment and climate
— country: India
— type: Reports

The report was prepared by NCAER, New Delhi, in consultation with the ILO Team composed of David Kucera, Senior Economist, Integration Department, ILO Headquarters, Vincent Jugault, Senior Environment and Decent Work Specialist, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok and Hideki Kagohashi, Senior Enterprise Specialist, ILO Country Office for India.

Report on Estimating Jobs in the Wind Energy Sector Using Input-Output Analysis for Gujarat State, India

Estimating jobs in Wind energy sector, Gujarat, India

Author/Editor
NCAER in consultation with ILO
Publishing Year
2013

The Green Jobs agenda of the International Labour Organization (ILO) promotes a socially fair transition, in which vulnerabilities, changes in the labour market and new business models are addressed through an inclusive social dialogue.  Asia and the Pacific has been the most active region on the Green Jobs activities so far, and India has been one of the first countries the ILO has worked through the regional Green Jobs Programme.

Over the last few years, the ILO has been assisting policy dialogue, technical assistance of pilot initiatives (e.g., green value-chain and renewable energy; green jobs and employment guarantee) and capacity building of leaders from the government, employers’ organizations and trade unions.  The Green Jobs activities in India are linked to the Multi-Stakeholder Task Force on Climate Change and Green Jobs, where a broad range of stakeholders including different ministries, representatives of workers and employers, prominent think tanks and civil society organizations discuss employment and labour market issues linked to major environmental policies and programmes in India. 

The present study funded under the ILO-Korea Partnership was prepared in response to the request  made by the Multi-Stakeholder Task Force on Climate Change and Green Jobs to start mapping green jobs at the national level and in pilot States. This call was subsequently followed by  an  expression of interest by the State of Gujarat.  The findings  mainly linked to estimating direct employment in the wind-energy sector in the State of Gujarat through the building and use of an Input-Output model were presented and enthusiastically discussed at the Task Force meeting organized in Delhi on 24th May 2012.  At the same time,  this first study is meant to be part of larger research program which would help State level policymakers and practitioners address Green Jobs challenges more effectively. In doing so, linkages will be studied between the potential for job creation and  the State Level Strategies and Action Plans on Climate Change, a major climate change policy thrust in India along with the National Action Plan on Climate Change.

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