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Climate Change/Energy Transition – Meeting global climate targets will lead to 8 million more energy jobs worldwide by 2050 (CMCC)

CMCC writes: Over 12 million people work in the coal, oil and natural gas industries today. However, to keep global warming well-below 2°C, a target enshrined in the Paris climate agreement, all three fossil fuels need to dramatically decline and be replaced by low carbon energy sources. Such a shift in energy systems would have wide-ranging implications beyond meeting the climate target. While this is technically possible, whether it can be done fast enough is a political question. One major factor influencing political support for climate policies, particularly in fossil fuel producing countries, is the impact they have on fossil fuel jobs.

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