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For this week, our buzzword is "green jobs".

They refer to decent work that supports environmental preservation or restoration.

Green job workers allow various industries and sectors such as manufacturing, construction, and services to work toward sustainable growth by facilitating energy and raw materials efficiency; minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and pollution; protecting and restoring ecosystems; and supporting the adaptation to the effects of climate change.

Source: International Labour Organization (2016)

A PIDS study projected the demand for green jobs workers if a national strategy supporting green jobs were implemented in the Philippines. It estimated an increase in the demand for workers in the greening sector by as much as 3.5 million in 2030. Two-thirds of this or 2.1 million workers will be in the services sector, followed by industry at 1.1 million workers, and agriculture at 0.3 million workers.

Know more about green jobs by reading “Greening the Philippine Employment Projections Model: New Estimates and Policy Options” at

We are celebrating the 21st Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) this September, with the theme "Going Green and Digital for a More Sustainable, Inclusive, and Prosperous Future for All". Know more about the DPRM, the relevance of this year's theme, and the various DPRM activities and how you can participate by visiting

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