Green Jobs and Decent Work

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Thu, 2015-07-16 14:18
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I came across this graphic in a report from a mayors' conference. It asks two questions: What is a green job? What is a decent job? This graphic definitely made me think. First off, I don't agree that a chemical engineer would be decent but not green - what about the chemical engineers working on biofuels, or better plastics, etc.? Secondly, I do agree with the green but not decent part. Here at Everblue, we get lots of folks calling in that want to become solar installers. While that may be a green job, it doesn't really pay very well, and at the end of the day, it is largely manual labor. The real value-add in solar is the solar cell manufacturing, system design, sizing, and solar sales.
 
What do you think about this chart? What's your opinion on a green job or a decent job?
 
Green Jobs and Decent Work