strategy

Creating productive employment relating to the environment

Synonyms:
Creating jobs concerned with quality of life
Description:
The expansion of employment opportunities in the relatively new sector of environmental technologies and services.
Context:
According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the environment sector in Germany, Britain and France is worth annually US$ 21 billion, US$ 11 billion and US$ 10 billion respectively. The annual growth rate of 5% in the sector is second only to information technology at 8%.
Implementation:
Professional employment opportunities in the environmental sector concern: (1) remediation of sites; (2) pollution control measurements; (3) environmental impact assessment; (4) clean technologies; (5) environmental management (including eco-auditing & eco-balance); (6) sustainable production and design; (7) waste management (solid/liquid), monitoring, treatment of hazardous wastes; (8) recycling technologies; and (9) environmental communication, education and training.

In 1990, the environmental equipment and services industries and environment-related activities in the OECD countries employed nearly 8 million people (OECD 1996).

Subjects:
Life
Employment
Quality unification
Concern
Productivity
Environment
Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies