Renewable Energy and Jobs (2013)


December 2013

Over 5.7 million people are employed directly or indirectly in renewable energy – a figure that could triple by 2030 with the scale-up needed to ensure global energy sustainability. As policy makers look beyond energy security and environmental aspects, the comprehensive Renewable Energy and Jobs report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines wider socio-economic benefits, and specifically job creation.

The report was released ahead of the first International Renewables and Jobs Conference, held in Abu Dhabi in January 2014.