U.N. report author highlights key hurdles to growth of green jobs market
Green jobs have become the new buzz phrase on the campaign trail and across the country in industries that are trying to boost efficiency. According to a recent report commissioned by the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), there is a lot of work to be done in terms of policies, incentives and funding to expand the green jobs market. During today's OnPoint, Michael Renner, a senior researcher at the Worldwatch Institute and author of the UNEP report "Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World," explains what governments should be doing to expand the green work force. Renner also discusses the benefits green jobs can provide to developing nations.