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Latest publications on skills for greener economies and jobs

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It is our pleasure to share with you the latest publications on skills for greener economies and jobs by the ILO Skills and Employability Department:

Skills for green jobs. A global view

Right skills for green jobs are the prerequisite to make the transition to a greener economy happen. Today, skills gaps are already recognized as a major bottleneck in a number of sectors, such as renewable energy, energy and resource efficiency, renovation of buildings, construction, environmental services, manufacturing. The adoption and dissemination of clean technologies requires skills in technology application, adaptation and maintenance. Skills are also crucial for economies and businesses, workers and entrepreneurs, to rapidly adapt to changes as a consequence of environmental policies or climate change.

In this context the ILO in cooperation with the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) conducted policy applied research into skill needs for greener economies. The countries covered were: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mali, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Uganda, the UK and the US.

The report Skills for Green Jobs: A global view presents the results of the research project in 21 countries.

For more information please check the ILO project site.

Knowledge sharing in early identification of skills needs

The ILO and the EC Directorate General of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, in the framework of the EC’s PROGRESS programme, have concluded a joint management agreement "Knowledge sharing in early identification of skill needs." The overall objective of the programme is to enhance cooperation and knowledge sharing in the field of early identification of skill needs between the EC and the ILO for mutual benefit, so that both can add value to their own activities and existing research by drawing on state-of-the-art knowledge and good practices. In the framework of the programme, 3 studies have been published:


- Comparative Analysis of Methods of Identification of Skills Needs on the Labour Market in Transition to the Law Carbon Economy
- Skills and occupational needs in green building
- Skills and Occupational Needs in Renewable Energy

For more information please check the ILO project site.

 

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