Business & Policy Economics Get a Job, Fight Climate Change By Melissa Hincha-Ownby Writer Arizona State University Melissa Hincha-Owny is a business writer who has covered topics ranging from personal finance and corporate social responsibility to parenting. our editorial process Melissa Hincha-Ownby Updated December 20, 2019 Are green jobs the future of the global economy?. (Photo: Linh Do [CC by 2.0]/Flickr) Share Twitter Pinterest Email Business & Policy Corporate Responsibility Environmental Policy Economics Food Issues The United States, as well as many countries across the world, is in a bit of an economic funk at the time. Some media outlets call it an economic crisis, and for many it is, but I tend to take an approach that is a bit more positive so I am going to call it an economic funk. In addition to these trying economic times, we are also working to increase environmental awareness and focus. Combining these two challenges can actually be quite rewarding. In the article Climate change fight could create many jobs: aid experts, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon suggests that "efforts to adapt to climate change could create 'millions of jobs' if enough funding is available." What better way to help boost the world's economy than by creating new jobs that help answer another major concern - climate change. However, it comes back full circle to money again - "if enough funding is available." To address the funding concern, Poonam Ahluwalia of the Youth Employment Summit "would like to see a climate change fund that would put money aside to fund youth employment projects in (climate change) mitigation, emission reduction, energy conservation and clean energy production." Source: MNN It is reassuring to see that world leaders are discussing these two major global concerns. Addressing the economic issues in a way that benefits the environment is the direction that companies and organizations need to take.