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Meet the Climate Quitters: people leaving their jobs to pursue careers with climate purpose

After "quiet quitting", the new growing trend in the job market are the "climate quitters": those switching regular jobs to more environmentally responsible and climate friendly ones.

According to a LinkedIn survey from 2022, listings for green jobs have grown at an annual pace of 8% since 2015, while green talent grew only 6% each year.

Opportunities. Here are tips when considering "climate quitting":

  1. Network: reach out to people in the field who you admire and be genuinely curious about their career journey

  2. Reskilling: look for opportunities to expand your knowledge about climate change and sustainability. This can be through formal or informal education

  3. Volunteer: engaging in volunteer activities is a great way of getting some hands-on experience and meeting new people who might open doors for you in the future

Carbon Credit Markets was founded by a "climate quitter".

Here is our short term story (in spite of the fact that our domain dates back 2004 ... Kyoto Protocol times. And this "historic" Brazilian article "Ministério do Desenvolvimento e BM&F lançam mercado de redução de carbono").

  1. Networking: at the end of 2021, we were about 500 people following the blog. Now we are over 7.600. And growing at a steady pace. In terms of engagement, our posts have constantly surpassed, sometimes even 7 times more, those from blogs with much more followers. This means that the quality of our articles are appreciated (Thank YOU !). And trending. And "market maker".

  2. Reskilling: our editorial board reads a lot everyday, so that the best, most trending, constructive and "eye-opener" contents reach you. From carbon credits to technologies of carbon capture. From regulations to science. From renewables to hydrogen. From coutries to people ! Our pipeline of daily articles to curate sometimes reaches a few hundreds (yes !). So that one is selectively composed for you, our readers.

  3. Volunteer: Carbon Credit Markets is not yet monetized. And our PURPOSE driven team, still limited (and overloaded :-| ). But permanently creating and evolving. We appreciate that there is more and more people approaching us, willing to collaborate with contents, vanguarding ideas, business proposals and willing to develop carbon credit projects (and hydrogen as well !).

Once again, thank YOU !

Click below for a Bloomberg article and interviews with "climate quitters". And in spite of being back from 2018, you may also like to read this thorough 189 pages report (in English) from International Labour Organization (ILO), "Greening with jobs" .


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