Headline: Out now: Energy Jobs Factsheets by the IRENA Coalition for Action and COBENEFITS

Renewable energy technologies can be true job motors: in 2020, the renewable energy sector employed at least 12 million people around the globe. Renewables can create sustainable jobs and improve the gender balance in the future energy sector. To harness the full socio-economic potential of renewables and to build the skills base needed for the energy transition, decisionmakers depend on reliable data, and trusted expert organisations to facilitate sound assessments.

Energy Jobs Factsheets

While many efforts are being undertaken to develop sound tools and acquire country-specific employment data, there is a huge gap between governments and policy makers as users and expert organisations as suppliers of this information.

With the Sustainable Energy Jobs Factsheets edition, the COBENEFITS project and the IRENA Coalition for Action present the state of the art in assessing employment co-benefits, interconnecting climate friendly power planning and sustainable job creation.

The 2021/2022 factsheet edition connects policymakers in local and national government agencies with expert organisations:

  • What tools are available to quantify the potential of renewables to create jobs in your country?
  • What do recent studies say on job potentials as well as existing challenges?
  • Who do you want to call or email to plan your own employment assessment?

The publication was officially launched on November 10, 2021 at the COP26 in Glasgow.

Recording of the lauch event:


Download: Co-benefits Knowledge Commons: Renewable energy, employment opportunities and skill requirements

The IRENA Coalition for Action is a network of key players in renewable energy from around the world with the mission of promoting the wider and faster uptake of renewable energy technologies. The IASS is part of the coalition.