This past fall 2021, Mark Carney, former Bank of Canada governor, underscored to the financial sector that this transition is “the greatest commercial opportunity of our age.” It’s also a job-rich one: the International Labour Organization estimates 24 million green energy jobs will be created this decade via the global energy transition, and more than 43 million new renewable energy jobs by 2050.
In Canada, estimates from Stanford University and the Green Economy Network predict 1 million to 3 million new jobs will be needed to transition Canada’s economy onto safe and renewable energy.
Done right, the economic transformation to a clean and renewable economy can create hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs in Canada and thousands of high-quality jobs here in NL.
 ILO. 2018. Greening with Jobs. World Employment Outlook. Geneva: International Labour Organization.
 IRENA. 2021. World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5C Pathway. Abu Dhabi: International Renewable Energy Agency.
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 Columbia Institute. 2017. Jobs for Tomorrow: Canada’s Building Trades and Net Zero Emissions. Vancouver: Columbia Institute. https://columbiainstitute.eco/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Columbia-Jobs-for-Tomorrow-web-revised-Oct-26-2017-dft-1.pdf