China alone accounts for 42% of global solar jobs

China alone accounts for 42% of global solar jobs

According to the new report released on Thursday, China alone accounts for 42 percent of the global total last year, a rise of 700,000 new jobs in one year.

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China alone accounted for 42 percent of the global total, followed by the European Union and Brazil with 10 percent each. Solar energy was the fastest-growing sector, according to the report.

The report highlights some notable regional and national developments. Southeast Asian countries are becoming major solar photovoltaic PV manufacturing hubs and biofuel producers. China is a leading manufacturer and installer of solar PV panels and is creating a growing number of jobs in offshore wind. India added more than 10 gigawatts of solar PV, generating many installation jobs, but is heavily dependent on imported panels.

Francesco La Camera, IRENA's director general, said renewable energy jobs remain resilient and have been proven to be a reliable job creation engine in the face of numerous challenges.

He said that my advice to governments around the world is to pursue industrial policies that encourage the expansion of decent renewables jobs at home.

ILO Director General Guy Ryder said he was encouraging governments, workers and employers to keep their commitment to a sustainable energy transition, which is essential for the future of work. IRENA is the leading intergovernmental agency for global energy transformation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as a central platform for international cooperation, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewables.