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Greener Skills and Jobs

 

Greener Skills and Jobs

Green skills, that is, skills needed in a low-carbon economy, will be required in all sectors and at all levels in the workforce as emerging economic activities create new (or renewed) occupations. Structural changes will realign sectors that are likely to decline as a result of the greening of the economy and workers will need to be retrained accordingly. The successful transition to a low-carbon economy will only be possible if workers can flexibly adapt and transfer from areas of decreasing employment to new industries. This paper suggests that the role of skills and education and training policies should be an important component of the ecological transformation process.

Publication Date: 14 February 2014
Pages: 230

DOI:10.1787/9789264208704-en

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Table of Content:

  • Preface

  • Executive summary
  • Chapter 1. Green skills for a low-carbon future

  • Part I: Gearing up education for training and growth

  • Chapter 2. The case for a global green skills training action plan

  • Chapter 3. The New Skills for Green Jobs Project: European context

  • Chapter 4. The interaction of environmental and labour market policy: An overview of the quantity and quality

  • Chapter 5. The Austrian Masterplan for Human Resources for Renewable Energies

  • Chapter 6. Skills for green jobs: Gearing up education and training for green growth

  • Chapter 7. Education and training for sustainability: An ecological vision

  • Part II: Enterprise approaches for a workforce fit for a green economy

  • Chapter 8. Licensing and certification to increase skills provision and utilisation amongst low-carbon small and medium-sized enterprises in the United Kingdom

  • Chapter 9. Anticipating and managing the effects of greening of industries in the European Union: Skills development in the  overall context of job quality

  • Chapter 10. Greening technical vocational education and training in the European steel industry

  • Chapter 11. Managerial skills in the green corporation

  • Part III: Integrating skills into local development strategies for green job creation

  • Chapter 12. Local development strategy, green jobs and skills in the Indian context

  • Chapter 13. Climate change adaptation and local development: The new imperatives for green skills development

  • Chapter 14. Lessons from the project “Employment Centres and Sustainable Development” in France

  • Tables

  • Figures

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