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Biofuels could create 12m new jobs by 2030, says UN

Biofuels could create 12m new jobs by 2030, says UN

A United Nations report has claimed the development of the biofuel industry could create as many as 12 million jobs by 2030.

The report states that half of the world's 2.3 million "green" employees currently work in biofuels, but as more governments adopt environmental policies, this number could rise dramatically.

Despite this, the document also raises concerns over the acceleration of the industry, suggesting that rapid development could do just as much harm as good.

"Much of the employment on sugarcane and palm oil plantations in countries like Brazil, Colombia, Malaysia and Indonesia is marked by poor pay and dangerous working conditions," the report said.

The international organisation also highlighted the controversy that surrounds biofuel production regarding land usage:

"There is also concern that large-scale biofuels production might drive large numbers of people off their land in future years."

The United States is a major example of a nation committing to the production of biofuels, demonstrated by its drafting of a renewable fuels mandate.

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