As awareness of carbon emissions is put at the forefront of the business world, so do green jobs associated with cap and trade. Regardless of whether or not the bill will be passed, the jobs that are now associated will stick around for quite a while.
Businesses are now more inclined to be green conscious. Here are four green jobs to consider, as the U.S. thinks more green:
As a carbon consultant, you will provide your client with consulting services that will help them in all aspects of their company in regards to their carbon output. You can help them with their market participation as well as eco-asset strategic planning.
Many organizations and companies are trying to cut back on their carbon output, and new laws and regulations to limit carbon output are coming into existence all over the world. However, without monitoring, it can be hard to tell if a company is really following those regulations, or is being successful in its efforts. That's where carbon auditors come in.
Greenhouse Gas Verifier:
As a greenhouse gas emissions report verifier, you will provide documentation for the mandatory and voluntary actions aimed at the reduction and/or removal of any type of greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. Basically, you will act as the third-party verifier during GHG verification activities.
Climate Change Policy Advocate and Specialist:
Depending on the organizational job description, your duties and responsibilities as a climate change policy advocate will include, but are not limited to, the development and advancement of policy strategies to promote favorable environmental practices; coordination and cooperation with other climate change organizations to advance common goals; build and promote understanding of climate change among stakeholders; and perform and publish research on climate change.
Any of these green jobs will put you on a steady career path in a rapidly changing green economy.
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