Renewable Matter # 23-24 / September-October

Is the Circular Economy an Employment Driver?

by Sergio Ferraris

Focus Jobs

The circular economy pledges to be a key driver in the creation of new and lasting jobs. But, will it manage to offset the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence on employment?

 

Eight hundred million by 2030. This is not a new climate or energy target set by the international community, but the number of jobs that are expected to be lost by then. This labour squeeze will be caused by robotics and artificial intelligence being applied to all kinds of productive processes. This is what emerges from McKinsey’s substantial research released in...

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