Green Economy and Green Jobs in China: Current Status and Potentials for 2020

Abstract Since 2000, and especially during the 11th Five-Year period of 2006–10, China has prioritized green development in almost all of its leading economic sectors.  One of the greatest promises of China’s green transition is the potential for expanded employment in industries and economic sectors that can help slow and possibly reduce the country’s environmental impact. This report explores greening activities in three leading sectors of China’s economy: energy, transportation, and forestry. It sheds light on the current scale of investment and employment in these sectors and suggests potentials for 2020
Author Worldwatch Report #185; Dr. Jihua Pan, Haibing Ma, and Dr. Ying Zhang; July 2011
1 Energy and Climate, 1.5 General “Green" concerns