Today it is already obvious that ecology will come to the fore in the next 5-10 years. And it will no longer be something isolated, it will penetrate into all spheres of life – both professional and domestic
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) made its forecast regarding the demand for eco-professions. One of the most necessary, in the opinion of specialists from the WWF fund, may be the profession of manager of climate risk management.
“The risk management manager assesses the situation for the territory, what objects are located on it, the degree of their vulnerability, calculates the cost of various measures and offers them for implementation. In our opinion, this profession is already in demand and will become widespread in the next 5-10 years,” says in the forecast of WWF.
In addition to this, the foundation’s experts called a number of eco-professions of the future.
Separate Collection Manager and Zero Waste Specialist
People will be needed who will know how to organize production so that the waste from it is properly disposed of. And if states introduce fines for “wrong trash”, then businesses will also need eco-lawyers who can resolve conflicts in the legal field, and specialists in GR (Government Relations – ed.) Who know how to build relationships with government agencies.
Zero waste translates to zero waste. If we consider this principle at the family level, it looks like about one plastic bag per month and a container in which special worms eat organics. Fans of “Zerovist” go to stores without packaging (they use reusable bags) and try to make the most of the things that they already have in order not to buy new ones. The same principles can be implemented at the state level, and people who will know a lot about this will be in demand. Already now, for example, the San Francisco City Hall has a Zero Waste department, and the emergence of similar structures in other cities is not far off.
Ethical Consumption Advisor
This is a person who will talk about “green shaving” (this is when companies give out their product as environmentally friendly, when it is not one), he will advise which products and services to buy ethically, and which are better to refuse. For example, it is unethical to buy products made with the use of child or slave labor, consume poached eggs, buy the fur of endangered animals, or lay red parquet oak parquet at home. Imagine the situation: you come to the store for meat, and choose what suits you for the price and quality. But you are not aware that for the production of this beef, for example, tropical forests are cut down and burned in South America. Maybe you would not have bought this meat if you had been in the know. Fortunately, in modern society the attitude towards goods whose production is detrimental to nature is gradually changing, and in the future, ethical consumption specialists can become successful thanks to their knowledge and ability to correctly convey information.
WWF experts know what they are talking about. For ten years now, the Foundation has been saving animals affected by oil spills: volunteers wash birds in distress, specialists conduct trainings with the participation of birds. According to the fund, such people and such programs should be created at every oil company.
How to bring goods from point A to point B in order to leave a minimal eco-friendly footprint? Simply put, to make less CO2 emissions into the atmosphere? Already, transport accounts for a significant share of carbon dioxide emissions, which are the main cause of various diseases in people and generally lead to global climate change. An eco-logistics that is able to optimize routes and supply chains will be especially needed in large cities, trade centers with a well-developed network of transport routes.
Green Technology Development Engineer
Russia has already launched the WWF-developed Kedr nature monitoring system, which allows forest authorities to solve the problem of preventing poaching from valuable forests of the Far East. Special raid groups through a mobile application quickly respond to signals about illegal logging and prevent them. In addition, the Irbis database of electronic passports of snow leopards has been introduced, as well as the collection and analysis of data from camera traps. The specialists who program and design all these solutions, maintain information systems and databases, will be needed by the society of the future.