THE care and green economy. Let’s discuss skills in these two important areas or professions that will continue to grow in the years to come. In the past two weeks, I have already shared the discussion on six areas of competence related to the future of work. The Global Skills Index 2021 published a few weeks ago by Coursera contains a summary of the Skills Areas of the Future, which were outlined in a recent study by the World Economic Forum (WEF). In this final edition of the WEF study, I will report on jobs in the care economy (supporting the well-being of our communities) and green economy (building a sustainable future).

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Nursing industry or care work encompasses a number of sectors such as education, health, and social work that involve teachers, nurses, community health workers, social workers, and domestic workers. The world’s population is living longer than ever before in history. The population of all countries is aging. Even in countries with currently comparatively high birth rates, but a lower life expectancy at birth. Care for people with short-term or chronic illnesses or disabilities must also be taken into account. The care of the elderly and the sick often falls on women and girls. The entry-level target occupation is contact tracer, while the top jobs are medical typists, physical therapists, radiation therapists, medical assistants, and medical device prep. The top fields of study are health professions, social sciences, life sciences, humanities, and economics. The green economy is defined as an economy that is dedicated to reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcity and striving for sustainable development without degrading the environment. By 2030, 24 million new jobs will be created worldwide if the right steps are taken to promote a greener economy. Today, 1.2 billion jobs depend directly on the effective management and sustainability of a healthy environment. The top jobs are wind turbine technicians, eco marketeers, biofuel processing technicians, solar plant managers, and water resources specialists. The most important learning areas for entry-level roles of the green economy are greenhouse gases and carbon footprints, climate risks and topics such as food security, different responses to climate change, sustainable agriculture and pollution, renewable energies and system transformation. 10771, or the Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016, mandates the need to identify the skills required, develop training programs, and train and certify workers for jobs in a range of industries that produce goods and services for the benefit of the environment, natural resources for the future generation will preserve and sustain the development of the country and its transition to a green economy. In recognition of the participation of individuals and companies in job creation, the state provides incentives for this. The law defines green jobs as employment that helps maintain or restore the quality of the environment, be it in agriculture, industry or the service sector. This includes in particular, but not exclusively, jobs that help protect ecosystems and biodiversity, reduce energy, material and water consumption through high-efficiency strategies, decarbonise the economy and minimize or avoid the generation of all forms of waste and environmental pollution are decent jobs that are productive, respect workers’ rights, offer a fair income, provide job security and social protection for families, and promote social dialogue in creating green jobs and enhancing human well-being and social justice, while at the same time environmental risks and ecological scarcity are significantly reduced. Green goods and services refer to goods and services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources and can include research and development. , Installation and maintenance services, green technologies refer to the development and application of products, equipment and systems to protect the environment and natural resources. In order to encourage companies to create and maintain green jobs that are certified by the Climate Commission, companies enjoy a special deduction from taxable income of fifty percent (50% of total expenses for training and research development that are beyond the permissible ordinary and necessary operational Deductions for these expenses under the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997; and tax-free and duty-free imports of capital goods. The capital goods are actually, directly, and solely used to promote green jobs in the business enterprise.

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