Ongoing talks on a new global framework for climate change adaptation and mitigation draw attention to how consequential work in the environmental sector is to the world’s future.
A whole range of talents and skills are needed, but a solid background in the sciences and adept policy maneuvering are indispensable.
The United Nations Environment Program and others have pointed out that continuing efforts around the world to reduce the adverse impact of climate change have already generated millions of new green jobs in various sectors and economies.
The potential to create many more in both developed and developing countries is enormous as governments, businesses and households find alternative and sustainable means to create, harness and utilize finite energy resources.
Sef Cagoco served as one of Devex's international development correspondent from mid-2008 to mid-2009. Her writing focused on social entrepreneurship and multilateral agencies such as the U.N. and Asian Development Bank. She previously worked as senior reporter for the national daily BusinessWorld and a production journalist for the Financial Times.