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Climate Change Can Combat Unemployment by Creating 14 Mn Jobs

The release of the research comes just ahead of next week's Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, a global gathering of policymakers, scientists, businesses and activists committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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As cities around the world accelerate efforts to meet their commitments to the Paris climate agreement, a new research on Sunday showed that ambitious urban climate policies can vastly reduce carbon emissions globally.

The research has been conducted by C40 Cities, The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and the NewClimate Institute.

Titled “Climate Opportunity: More Jobs; Better Health; Liveable Cities”, the research estimates that by 2030 a boost in urban climate action can prevent approximately 1.3 million premature deaths per year, generate 13.7 million jobs in cities and save 40 billion hours of commuters’ time plus billions of dollars in reduced household expenses each year.

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The research has been conducted by C40 Cities, The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and the NewClimate Institute. VOA

Funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the report examines a number of effective urban solutions to climate change, including energy efficiency retrofits in buildings, enhanced bus networks and district-scale renewable energy.

It shows that these climate actions are strong drivers of positive public health and economic outcomes across countries and regions.

Its findings show investments in residential energy efficiency retrofits will result in a net creation of 5.4 million jobs in cities worldwide.

These investments will also result in significant household savings, as well as emissions reductions.

Improved bus services and more extensive networks can prevent the premature deaths of nearly one million people per year from air pollution and traffic fatalities worldwide.

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It shows that these climate actions are strong drivers of positive public health and economic outcomes across countries and regions. Pixabay

It says district-scale renewable energy for heating and cooling in buildings can prevent a further 300,000 premature deaths per year by 2030, as well as create approximately 8.3 million jobs and contribute to significant emissions reductions.

Overall, climate action policies can have proportionally greater outcomes for lower income groups in developing cities, where populations have the most to gain from the introduction of new technologies.

“Climate Opportunity shows what the mayors of the world’s great cities have known for a long time: climate, public health, and a strong economy are deeply connected,” C40 Cities Executive Director Mark Watts said in a statement.

“We need cities around the world to implement the bold climate policies detailed in this report, if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.”

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Climate action policies can have proportionally greater outcomes for lower income groups in developing cities.

Thomas Day, partner at NewClimate Institute who led the research, said: “Cities account for 73 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, making large-scale climate action in urban areas an urgent focus of efforts to meet the highest goals of the Paris Agreement.”

Also Read: Paris Agreement In Full Swing. Developed Countries Urged To Honour It

The release of the research comes just ahead of next week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, a global gathering of policymakers, scientists, businesses and activists committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

In the lead-up to the summit, C40 Cities and the Global Covenant of Mayors invited mayors to enhance their commitments to bold climate action, as part of the “One Planet Charter.” (IANS)

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Looking to Switch Your Career to Management? Take Up These Online Training Before You Decide.

It is a blended learning to help you understand the basics and garnish the skills already attained.

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There has been a mushroom growth of students opting for MBA in Finance, Human Resources or Marketing but most of the students enroll without a prior knowledge and experience to follow the herd. Majority of students opt for an MBA to either increase their chances of getting employed or to increase their annual income. Well, doing an MBA will help you in gaining a better knowledge about the subject but it also essential to realize your passion and opt for what you will enjoy doing.

Online training is the perfect medium to bridge the gap and realizing what you can do and can make a career in. To help you understand the various training you could opt for before taking the plunge and embarking on a journey of management we have briefly described them below.

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This is a quintessential trait that employers actively seek. Good communication skills will give you an edge over your peers and it isn’t just restricted to having proficiency in spoken and written English but also involves interpersonal skills. The learnings will help you in acing interviews for internships, jobs or colleges and making a lasting impression on people thus progressing your career graph.

  1. MS Excel:

It is one of the most vital tools in MS office with varied uses. It can help you in solve numbers while providing a structure for your work. Every organization uses MS Excel for the convenience it offers. Students are aware of some of the tools of MS Excel but the basic knowledge will not suffice to help progress you in your career, proficiency is necessary to make you stand out from the rest.

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  1.       Digital Marketing:

Promoting and selling a product after a thorough market research and analysis constitutes Marketing 101. It is a perfect skill to understand the audience and reach out to them in the most efficient way. It comprises different segments such as email marketing, web analytics, search engine optimization, social media marketing, search engine marketing etc.

  1. Data Science:

To map and evaluate the reach of your business and the behavior of the audience through algorithms and processes so as to get a better insight into the business is what Data Science is all about. This training will help put your analytical skills to good use and churn out the numbers that will help your organization grow.

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  1. Basic trading and investing skills:

Have you ever wondered what the stock market is like and if you could get a higher return? Well, if the answer is yes then you should opt for this training. It will provide you with the basic knowledge of trading and investment while letting the entrepreneur in you take risks.

These training will help you get an idea of what MBA holds for you. It is a blended learning to help you understand the basics and garnish the skills already attained. You will be able to start your management career way before students who opt for an MBA thus giving you an edge while applying for internships or jobs and bolster the skills gained.

Courtesy: Internshala Trainings (trainings.internshala.com)