Sustainable Energy Jobs Platform

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Key concepts

  • Sustainable Development Goals

    Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals were officially adopted.
  • Sustainable Energy

    Sustainable Energy

    Sustainable development is driven by the notion that the needs of the present should be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
  • Supply Chains

    Supply Chains

    The renewable energy sector is composed of a number of segments along the supply chain.
  • Employment Direct Indirect And Induced

    Employment Direct Indirect And Induced

    Direct employment refers to employment that is generated directly by core activities without taking into account the intermediate inputs necessary to manufacture renewable energy equipment or construct and operate facilities.
  • Employment: Person-Hours And Full-Time Equivalents

    Employment: Person-Hours And Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)

    Labour inputs needed for a particular project or activity may be expressed in terms of person-hours of work.
  • Employment: Formal And Informal

    Employment: Formal And Informal

    Formal employment is created through contractual arrangements between an incorporated company and an individual employee.
  • Employment The Energy Access Context

    Employment The Energy Access Context

    The types of jobs in the energy access context vary from those typical of the modern” energy sector.
  • Decent Jobs

    Decent Jobs

    In a market economy, jobs (dependent employment) is essential for the sustenance and wellbeing of the vast majority of the population.
  • Just Transition

    Just Transition

    Although the energy transition promises significant overall GDP, employment and welfare benefits, this cannot be considered in isolation of the socio-economic system of which the transition is an intrinsic part and which it reshapes.


  • Employment And Job Creation

    Employment And Job Creation

    The renewable energy sector employed at least 11.5 million people, directly and indirectly, in 2019. Renewable energy employment has continued to grow worldwide since 2012, when the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) began to assess it on an annual basis.
  • Skills And Occupational Groups

    Skills And Occupational Groups

    As the renewable energy workforce continues to expand, education and training along with reskilling and upskilling rises in importance.
  • Gender Equality And Vulnerable Groups

    Gender Equality And Vulnerable Groups

    Because of its multi-disciplinary nature, the renewable energy field exerts an appeal on women that the fossil fuel industry has lacked.
  • Decent Work

    Decent Work

    As important as it is to shed light on the quantity of jobs created in renewable energy, job quality must be examined as well.
  • Energy Access And Productive Use

    Energy Access And Productive Use

    The adoption of off-grid renewable energy solutions, including stand-alone systems and mini-grids, has grown tremendously over the past few years.
  • Just Transition Strategies

    Just Transition Strategies

    The transition will bring about a profound change in labour patterns, producing significant misalignments in all regions.
  • Sustainable Economic Development

    Sustainable Economic Development

    Growth in renewable energy jobs helps to achieve not only SDG 8 which is to “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all” but is also linked to many other aspects of sustainable development such as poverty reduction, clean energy and climate action.
  • COVID-19 And Jobs

    COVID-19 And Jobs

    The pandemic-triggered lockdowns that have had a major impact on employment in many sectors of the economy.

Sustainable Energy Jobs Platform

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development set out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 7 is the first-ever universal goal on energy issues. It entails targets on access, efficiency, renewables and means of implementation. Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all is crucial for achieving the SDGs. Sustainable energy is essential to human development. It plays a key role in advancing a number of fundamental social and environmental objectives, including health, education, poverty eradication, more inclusive growth, and avoiding catastrophic climate change. Read more



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