Projects
REjobs

IRENA's Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre (KPFC) is carrying out an investigation on the job creation potential of renewable energy enterprises, with a focus on the various uses (electricity, heating/cooling, and transport) and technologies. The project explores the long-term developments in renewable energy employment and the recent employment trends and statistics in developed and developing countries. It also presents a framework for estimating the employment impacts of renewable energy deployment in a structured and coherent way across different segments of the value chain.

The project also studies the policy environment that can maximise the potential for jobs and includes an investigation of the occupational needs as well as the required skills, education and training necessary to support the sector. Finally, this project explores the local development benefits linked to renewable energy applications in rural areas, including the empowerment of local communities and women.

Case study evidence of the job creation potential of renewables will be provided, along with an analysis of the positive forward and backward linkages created by jobs in the renewable energy sector. Case studies will also provide recommendations for policy makers on the enabling policy conditions to maximise the potential for job creation .


REjobs