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Combatting climate change could create 24 million jobs by 2030

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CLIMATE change provides a major threat to more than a billion of workers, as well as opportunities to create employment for millions around the world if addressed correctly, according to a new report.

The World Employment and Social Outlook 2018 released earlier this month by the International Labour Organization (ILO) claimed that at least 1.2 billion people rely on a healthy and sustainable environment in their work – particularly those in agriculture, fisheries and forestry.

Climate change poses grave risks to future employment. The ILO reported that 23 million working life years have been lost to natural disasters since 2000, and climate change will see disasters occur more frequently and with greater severity.

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Around 2 percent of total working hours – the equivalent of 72........

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