Page and the Federation of Industry of Mato Grosso (FIEMT) presented on 27 June the report on Green Jobs in Mato Grosso, identifying challenges, proposing an action plan with policies that boost the transition process to a sustainable economy and calling for the creation of A Green Employment Observatory in Mato Grosso. It would serve as a guide in the construction of public policies, strategies, investments and creation of green jobs in Mato Grosso.
The event’s programme included:
- Estimate of the number of green jobs;
- Comparative analysis with other observatories;
- Feasibility and justification for the creation of the Green Jobs Observatory;
- Action plan to suggest public policies to boost the labour transition process towards a sustainable economy.
The superintendent of Fiemt Silvio Rangel and the Euvaldo Lodi Institute (IEL MT), Fernanda Campos, the deputy representative of the United for Brazil and Venezuela, Clovis Zapata representatives of Universities, the private sector and state secretariats and key stakeholders contributed to the debate on the importance of implementing the observatory.
In a communication before the event, the president of Fiemt, Silvio Rangel, emphasized: “Green jobs are important because they become an alternative for reducing the unemployment rate and at the same time provide environmental and economic benefits for society as a whole”.
With the growing global concern about environmental issues and sustainability, green jobs have gained increasing attention. These are jobs that are linked to the production of goods and services that contribute to the preservation of the environment, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the use of renewable energy.
According to the report, Mato Grosso had, in 2021, 4,344 establishments, that is, 4.4% of the total of the state, framed as green activities, with 36,291 jobs, which represents 3.9% of the total jobs in the state (RAIS, 2021).
The event was carried out by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), in partnership with the Federation of Industries of the State of Mato Grosso (FIEMT), through the Industry Observatory.
Brazil joined PAGE in 2016. PAGE activities in Mato Grosso contribute to the achievement of SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger), 4 (Quality Education), 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and 17 (Partnership for the Goals).