Green Jobs in France

        The financial crisis of 2007 has had and has still a huge negative impact on the global labour market. Situation is still complicated for people who are looking for a job, and there are not as many opportunities than before.

        Even if the situation now is better than few years ago, France is still trying to relaunch his economy. For example, the rate of unemployment is 9,2%. We can see that the number of unemployed people is stable for the moment and there is an increase of situations vacant. However the situation is still deteriorated.

        One of the solution to relaunch the labour market can be the green jobs. First we are going to see what exactly is a green job. According to the United Nations Environment Program, a green job is a “work in agricultural manufacturing, research and development, administrative and service activities that contribute substantially to the preserving or restoring environmental quality”.

        So a green job is a job which contribute to take care of the environment. The “good news” is that the despite the crisis, the sector of renewable energies has kept its potential of employment in France, because the revenue is growing. So this kind of jobs can bring new possibilities of employment.

        According to the ministry of the sustainable development, there are today 400 000 green jobs in France. The difficulty is to list the different jobs which have a link with the protection of the environment.Green job is not all the time a creation of a new kind of job, it can be sometimes an evolution, a development of an existing job. For instance, in France, there is an evolution in the building trade: evolution of the techniques and behaviors in order to respect more the environment. In order to acquire these new techniques and requirements, employees must follow a training to adapt oneself. Unfortunately, for the moment, the offer stays insufficient. Some web sites are specialized to help people to find a green jobs in France. Some examples : Ecoemplois.fr, emploi-environnement.com, orientation-environnement.com, …

        Despite this trend, there are some reasons to be more pessimistic about the situation of the green jobs in France. Between 2009 and 2010, there has been a decline of the situations vacant of green jobs. According to the cabinet Trendo, it was a 50% decline. The sector of environmental-friendly jobs is now subjected to investment problems and regulatory constraints, in particular on the wind sector. The two sectors which don’t know the crisis are water and waste treatment.For the Association France Nature Environment, it’s the result of “the absence of an ambitious and readable support”.


         To conclude, we can see that green jobs can bring new opportunities and employment in France. Unfortunately, the situation has some difficulties, and for the moment this sector no longer appears as prolific as before. 


Main sources :

http://www.ecolo-news.com/trouver-un-emploi-vert-en-france-aujourdhui

http://www.emploi-stage-environnement.com/22153-emploi-vert-eldorado-emplois-cadres-france.html

http://www.terra-economica.info/Quels-sont-les-eco-jobs-qui,13408.html

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6 thoughts on “Green Jobs in France

  1. I think Green Jobs are a very up coming market.
    There is new call for people to Green and to protect the planet and i feel this sector is only going to get bigger.
    Also due to the strategies the Kyoto Protocol that many countries have signed i think the Green industry is only set to get bigger and it would be a good industry to get involved in.

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  2. The green jobs are defenitly a up coming market. Especially because people are searching for a way that creates a sustainable economy. That´s what the goverment is trying to do and that´s why it gets so supported by the goverments. I think it is a good way to create a sustainable economy and create more job opportunities!

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  3. Green Jobs in France are highly recommended. France is now increasingly dependent on imported fossil fuels. Despite the nuclear power stance. France is still expected to exceed its Kyoto greenhouse gas target by 10% in 2010, due to increasing emissions from buildings and transport.
    The goverment is trying to support and create a sustainable economy and create more and more new job opportunities! This is the only right way to protect the our planet.

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  4. Green Jobs in France are highly recommended. France is now increasingly on imported fossil fuels, despite the nuclear power stance. France is still expected to exceed its Kyoto greenhouse gas target by 2010.
    The goverment is trying to support and create a sustainable economy and create more and more new job opportunities! This is the only right way to protect the our planet.

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  5. nowadays,, green jobs are really important. In france, agriculture is a big sector but the government doesnt a lot for these people.. they work a lot, doesnt have a lot of help of the gouvernement and the money is not really good… and since the crisis everybody is excpecting low prices but people who are working in the agriculture have still lot of fees to pay so its maybe thats y the stop working and there is so many problem with the green sector in france because if they dont have any help of the gouvernement its quite impossible right to live properly.

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  6. Green jobs are important as not only are they working towards improving the environment which is a big problem for all countries but it also opens up new jobs to people which would lower the levels of unemployment.

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