There is a worldwide race on for car manufacturers to be at the forefront of the competitive market of environmentally clean vehicles. This technology shift has lead to the need to build battery cell plants across Europe. China's Envision AESC has announced plans to build an electric car battery plant in Douai in northern France. This will create at least 1,000 new jobs which are needed as the car industry is currently undergoing many changes either through Covid 19 affecting sales to the loss of many traditional jobs in the industry.
When G7 Foreign and Development Ministers meet in London this week they will discuss investing $15 billion in developing countries in the next two years. This development fund will help women access jobs and build resilient businesses to combat the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.