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Green jobs

Green adjective is currently being used as a benchmark for the field of ecology, sustainability and everything that involves care of the environment so that also now talking about Green Jobs.

Green jobs is reducing the negative environmental impact of the companies and economic sectors to sustainable levels. It is work that helps avoid emissions of greenhouse gases, reduce waste and pollution, conserve water and preserve ecosystems protecting biodiversity.

On the other hand, for green entrepreneurship is understood that innovative business or economic initiative that develops in the environmental sector, either in market niches already established or in other emerging market and besides those carried out in non-traditional environmental sectors but with a great responsibility and environmental value added to products and services offered or how to organize the work.

Green adjective is currently being used as a benchmark for the field of ecology, sustainability and everything that involves care of the environment so that also now talking about Green Jobs.

The Green Jobs is presented as a new emerging sector with potential for new business challenges. This area is devoted to counteract the harmful effects that other industries made "against" the environment and avoid emissions of greenhouse gases, reducing pollution of water or restoring ecosystems protecting biodiversity.

Green jobs are already established in areas such as recycling of urban solid waste, and awareness of this is already happening in the population. Green culture gradually imposed. Green entrepreneurship is a new business venture, a new industry with many expectations to discover, in the environmental impact, but also in others such as tourism, so we talk about sustainable tourism, in the construction sector, with the new certification energy in buildings, in the renewable energy industries, and the industries of information, must only check the Internet and see the vast amount of information we can obtain on the subject.

En España, el Observatorio de la Sostenibilidad de España (OSE) y la Fundación Biodiversidad presentan al sector con grandes expectativas al estimar que se podrán crear hasta el 2020, un millón de puestos de trabajos relacionados con el empleo verde: “Un nuevo reto para emprendedores y gente con ganas de explorar nuevos aspectos laborales”.


Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Instituto de la Juventud de Extremadura