Greece: Going Green Creates Jobs

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Thousands of jobs are being lost globally, and environmentalists believe that countries could create new jobs – more than 150,000 employment opportunities in Greece – by investing in environmentally friendly projects.  Greenpeace representatives in Greece presented a report on May 7, demonstrating that between 98,500 and 155,000 jobs could be directly created by 2020.   “For every position created, another 1.6 jobs would be indirectly established,” said Greenpeace. Areas where people could be employed include expanding renewable energy sources, recycling and organic farming.  Greenpeace- Greece: Green development and new jobs (in Greek)  See also: Athens Plus: Global warming needs to be an election issue (8.5.2009, p.13)