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Deloitte: New Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress report finds one-quarter of the global workforce is highly vulnerable to disruption driven by climate change; creates new Job Vulnerability Index to identify jobs most vulnerable

PR Newswire NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2022 Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress identifies five ways public policy can support the Green Collar workforce and help vulnerable regions and industries adapt to global decarbonization NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress report released today found that more than 800 million jobs-about one-quarter of the global workforce-are highly vulnerable to being disrupted by climate change, from weather extremes to the impacts of transitioning to a low-carbon economy. However, policy makers and business leaders can unleash significant economic growth and help create more than 300 million new jobs around the world by 2050 by building a new Green Collar workforce and making decarbonization work. Deloitte's latest report, " Work toward net zero: The rise of the Green Collar workforce in a just transition ," builds on modeling from Deloitte's Turning Point series to present a more detailed look at the impacts of decarbonization, specifically on jobs. An investment in skills-to create a new Green Collar workforce-is necessary to realize the USD$43 trillion economic dividend identified from coordinated action on climate change. It also explores how policy action to invest in skills development can create a more equitable transition to net-zero globally, creating opportunity and progress. Deloitte's research found that climate extremes and uncoordinated shifts away from fossil fuels towards renewables can create substantial risks to millions of workers around the world. To identify the jobs most vulnerable to climate change and decarbonization, the Deloitte Economics Institute constructed a new Job Vulnerability Index. This methodology helps pinpoint the regions and industries needing new assistance and policy interventions. The economics of the transition to net-zero emissions will both require-and create-a Green Collar workforce, which will be characterized by new types of work, skills and occupation, and will remake our economy of the future. The Deloitte Economics Institute highlights that better economic growth will boost the demand for many existing jobs, while the transformation to decarbonize the economy will see some jobs transformed, with new skills and new categories of jobs being created as technology and new economic markets emerge. The report identifies two categories of types of work that are more exposed to the risks of unmanaged costs from the transition to net-zero and climate change damages-those exposed to physical damages from climate change and those who work in high-emissions intensive industries. This underscores the importance of coordinating around the future of these workers and industries. "Our analysis shows that 80% of the skills that will be required for jobs in our increasingly decarbonized economy already exist. It's clear that these skills and the Green Collar workforce will be the driver of the transition-not consequence of transition," says Dr. Pradeep Philip, Partner, Deloitte Economics Institute. "With the right policy support from governments globally, we can create more jobs, better outcomes for workers, and a more equitable distribution of the opportunities created in a net-zero economy." Deloitte's report outlines how proactive public policy can support vulnerable regions, industries, and workers during the transition and build the new industrial complex of the future. The Green Collar workforce policy agenda developed by the Deloitte Economics Institute can serve as a guide to actions decision-makers should consider in order to help industries and workers adapt to global decarbonization. For more information, please visit: http://deloitte.com/greencollarworkforce The DCSP builds upon Deloitte's aspiration to address climate and sustainability challenges more broadly by acting as a convener of specialists, industry influencers, and thought leaders from around the world. The DCSP delivers actionable, data-driven, and trusted research and thought leadership that meets the urgency of this moment - when insights and collaboration for societal transformation are more important than ever before Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited ("DTTL"), its global network of member firms, and their related entities (collectively, the "Deloitte organization"). DTTL (also referred to as "Deloitte Global") and each of its member firms and related entities are legally separate and independent entities, which cannot obligate or bind each other in respect of third parties. DTTL and each DTTL member firm and related entity is liable only for its own acts and omissions, and not those of each other. DTTL does not provide services to clients. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more Deloitte provides industry-leading audit and assurance, tax and legal, consulting, financial advisory, and risk advisory services to nearly 90% of the Fortune Global 500® and thousands of private companies. Our professionals deliver measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in capital markets, enable clients to transform and thrive, and lead the way toward a stronger economy, a more equitable society and a sustainable world. Building on its 175-plus year history, Deloitte spans more than 150 countries and territories. Learn how Deloitte's approximately 415,000 people worldwide make an impact that matters at www.deloitte.com . View original content to download multimedia: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-deloitte-center-for-sustainable-progress-report-finds-one-quarter-of-the-global-workforce-is-highly-vulnerable-to-disruption-driven-by-climate-change-creates-new-job-vulnerability-index-to-identify-jobs-most-vulnerable-301665860.html SOURCE Deloitte Global

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