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Forum to focus on jobs in green & blue economy

April 9, 2024

Job creation in the island’s green and blue economy will be a major talking point over the next three days.

A national symposium on the subject is being held at the Hilton Resort in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).

Officials say Government has set an ambitious target of becoming a hundred per cent renewable energy and carbon neutral island-state by 2030, transforming its economy and society to cut its dependence on fossil fuels and embrace a future powered by renewable and alternative energy sources.

They say the journey of transformation is vital to tackle issues at the nexus of resilient development, the green and blue economy, employment, and the labour market.

Officials say participants attending the April 10 to 12 seminar can expect a rich dialogue on the employment impacts of climate change, labour market and social justice considerations in the process of implementing climate actions, and strategies to harness the potential for the creation of green and blue jobs in renewable energy.

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