Empleos verdes

MÓNACO- Cuando los ministros de asuntos ambientales de unos 100 países asistan aquí del 20 al 22 de febrero a la reunión del Consejo de Administración y el Foro Ambiental del PNUMA, las discusiones se centrarán en el “crecimiento verde” favorable al medio ambiente y las estrategias y los recursos por medio de los cuales el mundo puede desarrollar economías con un bajo consumo de carbono. El potencial de empleo y desarrollo de combatir el cambio climático apenas se empieza a entender. El PNUMA ha invitado a la Organización Internacional del Trabajo y a la Confederación Sindical Internacional a que contribuyan a estas discusiones.

Los cambios que están en marcha son el resultado del Protocolo de Kyoto pero también se llevan a cabo en parte en previsión de las reducciones de emisiones más amplias que están por venir. Resulta igualmente importante que, en lo que atañe a los asuntos ambientales, la percepción de las organizaciones de trabajadores y de las industrias está cambiando drásticamente. A veces, las empresas y los trabajadores tomaban con recelo y preocupación las leyes ambientales. Ahora, las empresas ven ganancias y los sindicatos ven empleos.

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