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Environmental protection creates jobs

Green Tech "made in Germany" has developed into a real export hit. Once again, Germany is number one in the world when it comes to exporting environmental goods and services - well ahead of the USA and Japan. Climate protection and renewable energies bring economic dynamism.
Studies show that the global market volume for green technology is over 1,500 billion euros today. By 2020 it will have more than doubled to 3,300 billion euros. In Germany alone, the market volume will grow from currently 220 billion euros to over 500 billion euros.

Green jobs on the road to success

Today there are already more than 1.8 million green jobs in this country. This shows the enormous potential that these technologies have. In this context, six green markets of the future are emerging in which ecological and economic challenges are closely linked: Environmentally friendly energy generation, energy efficiency, raw material and material efficiency, circular economy, sustainable water management and sustainable mobility.

Renewable energies as a best seller

Today 2.3 million people are employed in the field of renewable energies worldwide. Their number will triple or quadruple in the next few years. In Germany, 280,000 people are already working in the field of renewable energies. An increase to at least 400,000 is expected by 2020. In 2008 the industry generated total sales of around 29 billion euros. A further increase is also expected here in the coming years. Among other things, the current share of renewable energies in the electricity supply is to be doubled, i.e. increased to 30 percent by 2020. In addition, green investments are being made beyond the economic stimulus package, for example through the amendment to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) and the amendment to the Power Heat Act. Renewable energies have also been the top sellers in environmental exports in recent years, with an annual increase of around 25 percent.