A fresh look at the green economy
Jobs that build resilience to climate change
Published: Nov 17, 2010
Approximately two million Americans are employed in sectors such as water management, agriculture, and disaster preparedness and response that contribute to building resilience to the impacts of climate change. Through investments in climate change resilience, we can proactively reduce the impact of natural disasters and drive economic growth. By spurring the development and deployment of new technologies and strategies such as efficient irrigation systems and early flood and storm warning systems we can save lives in the poor communities most vulnerable to climate change—and create jobs in the process.