South Korea aims to create over 80,000 green jobs by 2025
South Korea aims to create over 80,000 green industry jobs by 2025, announced the Ministry of Environment. Some 20,000 workers will be trained in green convergence tech to help support the growth of promising new industries and secure manpower.
Called the “Green Industry Job Creation Strategy”, it also aims to create 4,500 green venture companies specialising in eco-friendly alternative materials and renewable energy with the end goal to produce at least three unicorns, which are start-ups that are valued at US$1 billion or more.
The government aims to ramp up employment capacity by supporting the commercialisation of eco-friendly SMEs with outstanding tech, establish regional growth bases like green convergence clusters and back the sustainable growth of green industries.
To achieve its job creation goal, the government further highlighted nine tasks, which include better utilising future waste resources like batteries and the integration of ICT in water supply and sewage systems.
“How we foster a green industry based on a low-carbon and circular economy will determine the future,” said Environment Vice Minister Hong Jeong-kee, reports the Korea JoongAng Daily.
“We will do our best to increase national competitiveness and create quality environmental jobs by implementing the job creation strategy through developing green industries without any setbacks.”