Environment

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Environment – The greening of economies will require a mix of macroeconomic, industrial, sectoral, labour market and skills policies

The greening of economies through public and private investments in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication will require a mix of macroeconomic, industrial, sectoral, labour market and skills policies. These investments in the formal and informal sector will create and enable sustainable enterprises to prosper. Paying close attention to skills development for the transition to environmentally … Continue reading

Europe – Is there a ‘double dividend’ of cleaner energy and job creation?

It is widely accepted that the transition to low-carbon technologies in the energy sector will have positive impacts on the environment through reduced emissions and will thus raise the chance to avoid dangerous climate change by keeping global warming below the threshold of 2°C above pre-industrial levels. However, there is an ongoing debate about the … Continue reading

U.S. tariffs on Chinese solar cells could lead to job losses

The Obama administration’s recent decision to slap import tariffs on Chinese solar cells was hailed by some domestic solar manufacturers as a victory for job creation, leveling the field while sending a powerful message to Beijing about monopolistic behavior in crucial industries. But a close look at the U.S. solar industry suggests that the tariffs … Continue reading

WindTronics leaves Windsor | Goodbye to 200 subsidized jobs

A local wind turbine manufacturer that blew into Windsor with great fanfare is leaving. After two years in operations, the president of WindTronics said the provincial feed in tariff (FIT) program is not working for him, so he’s moving the business to Michigan. Michigan-based WindTronics produced small residential wind turbines. They are to be used … Continue reading

Demographic Dividends, Dependencies And Economic Growth In China And India

The world‟s two population giants have undergone significant, and significantly different, demographic transitions since the 1950s. The demographic dividends associated with these transitions during the first three decades of this century are examined using a global economic model that incorporates full demographic behavior and measures of dependency that reflect the actual number of workers to … Continue reading

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