Major projects like Kildn should provide benefits to society over and beyond the commercial interests involved. The project will create synergies that enable new businesses, new expertise, new technology, new innovation and new research to develop alongside one another. Kildn will help to create new jobs and experiences, and put the spotlight on sustainability in practice. Kildn can become a hub for green jobs, where value is successfully generated within an environmentally sustainable framework. In Norway, the Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS) is one of many organisations that want green investment to be prioritised.
The aim is to promote successful cooperation with the labour market participants in order to achieve the Norwegian Council on Climate Change’s goal of a low-emission society by 2050. This is also in line with one of the aims of the UN Environment Programme, which is for projects to make a significant contribution to maintaining or restoring a healthy environment. In practice this can mean jobs that protect ecosystems and biodiversity, reduce the consumption of materials, water and energy, decarbonise the economy and minimise all forms of pollution