Green growth and sustainable development

Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2014: Addressing the social implications of green growth

 

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Continuing the success of the Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forums, we are pleased to announce that the third Forum will focus on “addressing the social challenges of green growth".


The 2014 Forum will examine the distributional consequences of implementing green growth strategies and their impact on employment, skills and income.
 Green growth’s combination of strong economies and a clean environment could increase the well-being of all citizens if the right policy mix is applied.


It will bring together experts from policy making and research to examine the evidence and options in two key domains – energy and jobs – based on concrete experience of dealing with the social implications for households and workers.


The Forum will discuss both the technical and political economy aspects of the issues, to propose workable solutions that can be implemented across different levels of government.
 It will also identify areas that need further research, analysis and collaboration to close knowledge gaps.

 

More information on the Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forums

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Who should attend and why?

The Forum is designed for those with hands-on experience of shaping policy and advising policy makers in national and local government. It provides a practical opportunity to share experiences with colleagues from similar or different areas of expertise and different parts of the world, and to learn from them.


The Forum should be seen more as a workshop than a conference
, and those attending are encouraged to participate actively, for example in the breakout sessions that will focus on priorities for future work.


Apart from experts from the OECD, EU, IEA and ILO, participants will include specialists from government departments, researchers, and representatives from employer and trade union 
organisations. Political leaders will give keynote addresses.


Please kindly return the questionnaire at the end of the conference

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What will be discussed? 

See the latest agenda.

   

Scene Setting Session: Going for inclusive green growth in an increasingly unequal world 

  • What is inclusive green growth?
  • How does it relate to recent trends in income inequality around the world?
  • How can we design and implement models of economic growth that are more inclusive and that take into account social support, environmental conditions or health before policies are implemented?

 

Session 1: Energy sector reform and its impact on households with the International Energy Agency (IEA)

  • How will different households be affected by greening the energy sector and can these impacts be quantified?
  • Will greening raise energy prices and increase energy poverty?
  • How can governments make sure reforms are fair and do not penalise vulnerable groups?
  • What are the taxes and social transfer measures that seem to be the most effective to tackle equity issues? 

Session 2: Inclusive labour and skills for green growth with OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee (ELSAC) and OECD Co-operative Action Programme on Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED)

  • What impact is the green growth transition having on labour markets?
  • What are the main opportunities and risks ahead e.g. skills gaps, workforce inequalities, challenging labour market transitions, new sources of jobs growth?
  • How can joint labour market policies of different levels of government, unions and employers help to address these challenges and opportunities? 
  • How should education and training policies be changed to enable workers to benefit from the opportunities? 
  • Where are the knowledge gaps? What lessons for labour and skills policies can be learned from local-level experience so far? 

Break-out Sessions

  • Active labour market and skill policies for green growth
  • Social protection and redistribution policies for green growth
   

 

 

 

Countries list

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  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
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  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
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  • Chad
  • Chile
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  • Chinese Taipei
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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
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  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
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  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
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  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
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  • Guinea-Bissau
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  • Saint Lucia
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  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
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  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe