The global struggle against climate change must be fought - and won - in Asia Pacific.
How countries act individually and collectively to support workers to adapt, contribute and thrive as our economy transforms will be the difference between success and failure, and one of the biggest determinates of equality in the coming decades.
Today, 43% of the Asia Pacific workforce is employed in industries that are vulnerable to climate extremes and the economic transition to net zero. But if countries seize the decarbonisation opportunity through an active, coordinated net-zero transition, they could add $47 trillion to the region’s economies by 2070 and create 180 million jobs by 2050.
We have a narrow window of time to protect our planet and the prosperity of future generations. How do we make the workforce transition, work for all?
No country, industry, or job is without job vulnerability, but some countries have a significantly higher level of risk compared to others. In Asia Pacific, climate risk is the major driver of workforce vulnerability.
The Index indicates relative “job vulnerability” based on an Asia Pacific country having the most to lose (economically and socially) if policy does not mitigate both climate change impacts and the costs from the economic transition to net zero.
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