Green Economy Key to Job Growth

Green Economy Key to Job Growth

The head of the Department of Environment (DoE) said promoting green economy is a top priority and “one of the most effective strategies in creating jobs.”  
Masoumeh Ebtekar quoted by ILNA said that “energy conservation methods and the jobs it could create can be instrumental in solving many problems.”
Ebtekar, who was addressing a gathering to honor the founder of the University of Applied Science and Technology – late Mohammad Taghi Ebtekar, said the key to generating more jobs in today’s world is vocational education.
‘’It has been our  sincere attempt to apply the same rule at the DoE and during my previous tenure we focused on the environment research center to expand applied science in the area of environment,’’ Ebtekar said. She reiterated that the focus of the department is on ‘’green environment and environmental jobs.”  According to the United Nations Environment Program, a green job is “work in agricultural, manufacturing, research and development (R&D), administrative, and service activities that contribute substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality.”
 Constitutional Privilege  
Ebtekar pointed to the environmental rights granted in the constitution and said at the time the constitution was drafted only a handful of countries had “environmental principles and this shows how advanced our constitutional law is.” She pointed out that some years later the Nanotechnology Headquarters was launched, which is another landmark achievement. ‘’Today, thanks to the efforts of researchers in this area, Iran has a good ranking in nanotech industries in the world,’’ she added.  

 Energy Use Behavior
Ebtekar stressed the need for change in energy use behavior “to help reduce the cumbersome energy costs” and said this must be done through practical training and technical education.
She described the country’s ranking in greenhouse emissions as ‘’disturbing’’ and noted that energy conservation and job creation can solve many of these challenges. She named the 2014 renewable energy report as the ultimate blueprint for economic growth. ‘’Vocational training is one of the best ways of a link between universities, employment production, industries and environmental care,’’ she concluded.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/EUVbnw

You can also read ...

Researchers found that each extra gram of sodium (or 2.5 grams of salt) per day was linked to a 43% higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Researchers suggest that sodium - which we commonly ingest...
Restoration of Pasargadae Garden on Agenda
The restoration of water canals of Pasargadae Garden in Fars...
Japan’s Elderly Gainfully Employed
The total number of Japanese people aged 90 and older has...
Production of handicrafts is in a favorable state but more needs to be done on marketing.
About 80 billion rials ($2.1 million) worth of handicrafts...
No Loans for Ilam Ecolodges
In response to recent criticisms leveled at Omid...
2 Km-Long Children Painting
A group of 3,000 children participated in creating a two-...
Jahangiri: Need for Effective Ways to Reduce Social Harm
First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri called for concerted...
Biotech Expo
There are more than 300 knowledge-based companies in Iran in...