The Employment Aspects of Energy-Related Improvements in Construction in South Africa

Green Jobs have become an emblem of a more sustainable economy and society that preserves the environment for present and future generations and is more equitable and inclusive of all people and all countries. Construction has been recognized as a significant contributor to climate change through its emission of global warming gases (GWG). Construction of new buildings and refurbishment of existing buildings alike also represent the largest potential for technically feasible and economically viable reductions of emissions and of energy consumption, while encouraging the development of new professional skills and generation of significant employment opportunities.

South Africa was the first country studied by the ILO in specific regard to Green Jobs in
Construction and the present document is an edited version of the research report.