Published on July 20, 2020

New jobs in the process of transformation of the Upper Nitra Region

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This paper focuses on a brief outline of concrete steps to turn Upper Nitra towards a low carbon future. In particular, it is to stop further public subsidies to fossil energy – especially lignite mining and burning – and urgently redirect public funds in the very opposite direction: towards the development of decentralized carbon-free energy under the control of regions and based on renewables. At the same time, it is necessary to ensure that the use of renewable energy sources consistently respects the natural limits of the environment and that the energy produced from them is used to cover exclusively optimized energy needs.

The document offers several insights into job creation opportunities that are compatible with the low carbon futures of the regions: the construction of a sanitation infrastructure based on natural technologies, the development of regional carbon-free energy infrastructure and the construction of buildings by using natural materials.

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