A zero-emission economy could create 15 million new jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030


The recently published study by the International Labour Organization and the Inter-American Development Bank shows that 15 million net new jobs could be created if the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean introduced a zero-emissions policy. To support a sustainable recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic, the region urgently needs to create decent jobs and build a more sustainable and inclusive future.

The report is also the first of its kind to highlight how shifting to healthier and more sustainable diets, which reduce meat and dairy consumption while increasing plant-based foods, would create jobs and reduce pressure on the region’s unique biodiversity. With this shift, LAC’s agri-food sector could expand the creation of 19 million full-time equivalent jobs despite 4.3 million fewer jobs in livestock, poultry, dairy and fishing.

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