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Guterres Announces New Initiative Aimed at Ensuring Decent Job Creation and Protecting Livelihoods

It provides a roadmap for ensuring that people's jobs and well-being were at the centre of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy

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The new 'Climate Action for Jobs' initiative, announced on Wednesday, will be presented at the Secretary-General's 2019 Climate Action Summit on September 23 at the UN Headquarters in New York. Pixabay

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced a new initiative aimed at ensuring decent job creation and protecting livelihoods to boost climate action and urged countries to join the project.

The new ‘Climate Action for Jobs’ initiative, announced on Wednesday, will be presented at the Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Action Summit on September 23 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The initiative has been developed jointly by the Climate Action Summit, together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other members of the summit’s Social and Political Drivers Action Area, co-led by Spain and Peru.

It provides a roadmap for ensuring that people’s jobs and well-being were at the centre of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced a new initiative aimed at ensuring decent job creation and protecting livelihoods to boost climate action and urged countries. Pixabay

“Today — along with the ILO and partners Spain and Peru — we are launching the Climate Action for Jobs, an initiative to put job creation and protecting livelihoods at the centre of national climate action plans,” Guterres said.

“Some 1.2 billion jobs or 40 per cent of world employment rely directly on a healthy and stable environment. Business cannot succeed on a planet that fails. Jobs cannot be sustained on a dying planet.

“We will need government, businesses and people everywhere to join these efforts so we can put climate action into a higher gear,” he added.

The new initiative calls on countries to formulate national plans for a just transition, creating decent work as well as green jobs, and also sets out specific measures for inclusion in these plans, including assessing the employment, social, and economic impacts of climate action.

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Also implementing skills development and upgrading measures and designing innovative social protection policies to protect workers and vulnerable groups.

According to the ILO, measures to green the production and use of energy will lead to net job gains of some 24 million jobs by 2030.

As emissions have increased to record levels and global temperatures continue to rise, the Climate Action Summit aims to galvanise actions that will reduce emissions and build climate resilience.

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The new ‘Climate Action for Jobs’ initiative, announced on Wednesday, will be presented at the Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Action Summit on September 23 at the UN Headquarters in New York. Pixabay

It will launch concrete initiatives that governments, businesses and people everywhere can join to boost climate action.

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ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, who will be attending the UN Climate Action Summit, said: “The actors in the world of work — governments, employers and workers — have a key role to play in developing new ways of working that safeguard the environment for present and future generations, eradicate poverty and promote social justice by fostering sustainable enterprises and creating decent work for all.” (IANS)

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According To LinkedIn, Blockchain and AI are Top Emerging Jobs in India

While tech jobs ruled the list, soft skills, like account management and customer retention, had also become critical

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LinkedIn has crunched data from billions of interactions of the platform's 62 million members in India to establish the fastest growing jobs in the Indian talent market. Pixabay

Blockchain developers, artificial intelligence specialists and JavaScript developers are the top three emerging jobs in India for 2020, according to a report by professional networking platform LinkedIn.

While tech jobs led the list, non-tech jobs, like customer success specialist, digital marketing specialist and lead generation specialist, had also seen significant rise on this year’s list, said the “Emerging Jobs 2020 Report”.

“This year’s Emerging Jobs report is a window to the changing landscape of the Indian economy. The country is seeing a rise in digital transactions, and therefore industries are ramping up investments in Blockchain,” Ruchee Anand, Head of Talent Solutions and Learning Solutions – India, LinkedIn, said.

While tech jobs ruled the list, soft skills, like account management and customer retention, had also become critical, Anand said and added, it underscored the importance of human intervention at every level of digitisation.

LinkedIn has crunched data from billions of interactions of the platform’s 62 million members in India to establish the fastest growing jobs in the Indian talent market.

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Blockchain developers, artificial intelligence specialists and JavaScript developers are the top three emerging jobs in India for 2020, according to a report by professional networking platform LinkedIn. Wikimedia Commons

Robotic process automation consultant, back-end developer, growth manager, site reliability engineer, robotics engineer (software), cybersecurity specialist and Python developer are among the other top emerging jobs.

Bengaluru was the top talent hub for the creation of these jobs, said the report.

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The report highlights 19 key industries that are hiring for these emerging jobs. Of this, information technology & services, computer software, and Internet are the top three industries, driving the demand in the Indian market. (IANS)