The expansion of renewable energy in Vietnam will not only benefit the climate, but also the labour market – this is the conclusion of a study conducted by the global IKI project COBENEFITS. Depending on the energy scenario, the renewable energy sector could generate between 1.7 million and 1.93 million working years between 2015 and 2030 (one working year = one year full-time employment for one person).Consequently, the clean energy sector could create more jobs than fossil fuels. The biggest job potential can be deployed by advancing solar and wind energy, especially in the areas of manufacturing, construction and installation. The study is expected to be published at the end of July 2019.
Key findings of study were presented on 14 and 15 March 2019 as part of a training session for key Vietnamese stakeholders. The Institute of Labor and Social Affairs (ILSSA), a local research institute under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, conducted the study in Vietnam. ILSSA lecturers presented the results of the study to the 15 trainees. Practical exercises also provided basic methodological knowledge for estimating and calculating the employment effects of renewable energy in Vietnam.
The two-day training session was organized by the Renewables Academy (RENAC) in close collaboration with the project´s local focal point, Green ID. The IKI project “Mobilizing the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation through Capacity Building among Public Policy Institutions” (COBENEFITS) addresses policy makers from various ministries in Vietnam, India, South Africa and Turkey. The project will carry out further capacity building training in Vietnam in 2019. Interested climate policy stakeholders can also apply to participate in co-benefits online courses via the RENAC website (https://www.renac.de/projects/current-projects/cobenefits/online-trainings/).
- Further upcoming training and registration: https://www.renac.de/projects/current-projects/cobenefits/vietnam/
- Project website: https://www.cobenefits.info/