As the flagship report of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) uses evidence-based analysis to report annually on a different theme within the realm of global labor issues. Its most recent WESO report (published in May 2018) focuses on the impact that climate change and the world's response to it will likely have on global job markets. Their major findings? The ILO estimates that "if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place," the world will see a net increase of 24 million new jobs created globally, with 18 million of those resulting from achieving the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting warming to 2 degrees Celsius and an additional six million created by embracing a circular economy rather than a disposable one. It also points out that 1.2 billion jobs worldwide "depend on a stable and healthy environment." Here, in addition to the full 189-page report, readers will find an interactive presentation summarizing it, a two-minute video that briefly explains five highlights, and the ILO's press release. Founded in 1919 in the aftermath of World War One, the ILO is the first specialized agency of the United Nations.
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