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Shift to renewable energy can generate over 5.4 lakh jobs in India by 2050: Report

If the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius is met, the number of jobs in India's energy sector will increase from 8.6 lakh to 14 lakh by 2050, a study has found

July 30, 2021 / 01:06 PM IST
The study stated that emerging economies of Indonesia, South East Asia, Brazil, India, and South Asia currently have a large number of jobs in the fossil fuel sector. (Representative image)

The study stated that emerging economies of Indonesia, South East Asia, Brazil, India, and South Asia currently have a large number of jobs in the fossil fuel sector. (Representative image)

Shifting away from fossil fuels could generate 5.4 lakh jobs in India by 20250, The Times of India has reported a study as saying. The shift could add 80 lakh jobs in the energy sector across the world by 2050, according to a paper published in One Earth journal.

If the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius is met, the number of jobs in India's energy sector would increase from 8.6 lakh to 14 lakh by 2050.

"Climate action results in more jobs," Dr Sandeep Pai, co-author of the paper told newspapers. The study used data from more than 50 countries, and researchers used an integrated assessment model to make job projections.

The rest of South Asia will add nearly 69,000 jobs and China will lose 27 lakh jobs.