Jobs - potential for growth
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Our modelling indicated a more circular economy could increase the number of full time equivalent jobs in South Australia in 2030 by 25,700 compared with business as usual for the same sized economy.
Whilst both the efficient and renewable energy scenario and the material efficiency scenario increased the number of jobs compared with business as usual, material efficiency measures were responsible for over 80% of jobs generated.
The key messages are that implementing materials strategies could create many more jobs than a purely energy focussed response to climate change mitigation, but most importantly that both strategies are vectors for job creation.