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Publications

Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2020

Partners: IRENA
Renewables accounted for an estimated 11.5 million jobs worldwide in 2019, up from 11 million the previous year, according to this seventh edition of the Renewable Energy and Jobs series. more...

The development and deployment of renewable energy technologies creates jobs up and down the supply chain and can spur sustainable social and economic development.

Measuring the socio-economics of transition: Focus on jobs

Partners: IRENA
Well-crafted deployment, integrating and enabling policies for renewable energy could create millions of new jobs as countries around the world pursue sustainable long-term energy solutions. more...

This Staff Technical Paper published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) outlines the evolving global and regional distribution of jobs in renewables, energy as a whole, and economy-wide.

 

A special in-focus segment illuminates job figures for key technologies and major occupational groups along different segments of the value chain.

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar PV

Partners: IRENA
Renewable energy development can drive economic growth, create new jobs and enhance human health and welfare at the national level. more...

The Leveraging Local Capacity series examines the labour needs in the different segments of each technology’s supply chain, providing an occupational profile, and suggests ways to build on existing industries.

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Onshore Wind

Partners: IRENA
Renewable energy development can drive economic growth, create new jobs and enhance human health and welfare at the national level. more...

The Leveraging Local Capacity series examines the kinds of jobs created and suggests ways to build on existing industries.

Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging local capacity for offshore wind

Partners: IRENA
Offshore wind projects create ample opportunities for local value creation. Income and jobs can be maximised by leveraging existing economic activities and building upon domestic supply chains. more...

Education and training, however, must be attuned to emerging needs in the offshore wind industry.

Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality

Partners: IRENA
Increased uptake of renewables, energy efficiency and related energy-transition measures represent far-sighted investment amid the crisis set off by the COVID-19 pandemic. more...

As part of short-term stimulus and recovery plans, the energy transition provides a crucial link to medium- and long-term global climate and sustainability goals.

This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) offers practical advice on key investment and policy decisions for the crucial post-COVID recovery.

Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective

Partners: IRENA
On average, about 32%  of the global renewable energy workforce   are women, compared to 22% in the energy sector overall. Still, within renewables, women’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs is far lower than in administrative jobs. more...

This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines the question of gender equity throughout the sector, including both the “modern” context and energy access. Building on a ground-breaking survey of employees, companies and institutions, it offers a range of recommendations to boost women’s participation and allow their talents to be fully utilised.

Wind Energy: A Gender Perspective

Partners: IRENA
Wind energy, like other parts of the global energy industry, remains largely male-dominated. Yet opportunities exist to improve the gender balance, make greater use of women’s skills, and entrench wind power as part of an inclusive and sustainable energy system for the future. more...

This brief tracks the presence of women across the wind energy value chain. Based on a survey of more than a thousand individuals and organisations, it examines female representation, gender-inclusive policies, and perceptions of gender bias in the industry.

Global Renewables Outlook Energy transformation 2050

Partners: IRENA
The Global Renewables Outlook shows the path to create a sustainable future energy system through two major scenarios. This flagship report highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, the policy framework needed for the transition and the challenges faced by different regions. more...

As the world seeks durable economic solutions, accelerated uptake of renewables promises to drive sustainable development, boost well-being and create tens of millions of new jobs.