Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED Programme)

Capacity building seminar: Local strategies for greening jobs and skills (Trento, Italy)


A capacity building seminar for those involved in designing and putting in place local strategies to respond to the climate change challenges

9-11 June 2010, Trento, Italy


Implemented with the support of the European Commission,
DG Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities

This seminar is twinned with the seminar on
Strategies for local economic development – Focus on green jobs"
organised by the ILO International Training Centre, 10-21 May 2010, Turin, Italy

Organised by the OECD LEED Trento Centre 


Background / The Seminar / Who / Material / Contact



‘Greening the economy’ is today one of the most pressing issues in the majority of OECD countries. While at the macro level the implications of climate change are widely acknowledged and acted upon, it is at the local level that impacts have yet to be considered in detail. Labour markets at local levels may find themselves under particular pressure to undertake the required adjustments. In local economies and among the dense networks of enterprises that underpin such economies, there is real concern that climate change mitigation and adaptation will simply mean job destruction as some jobs may be replaced and other suppressed. This concern grows as some job profiles will be transformed and new skills will be required.

However, the local level could lead the transition to a greener labour market and a more sustainable economic development if the current opportunity is seized appropriately.

The seminar reviewed the impact of the climate change on local labour markets (including through regulations) and studied the different tools and methods that can be used to facilitate and best manage the transition to a greener local economy. 


The Seminar

'GREEN' Project Session

This session provided an excellent opportunity to present and discuss projects with colleagues and experts from other countries

Session 1  

Understanding the impact of climate change on your local labour market

Session 2  

What exactly is a green job and a green skill?

Session 3

Tools and methods to diagnose job creation and job transformation opportunities in your locality

Session 4  

4a Local responses: greening jobs & skills

4b Local responses: green job creation

4c Local responses: innovative approaches for traditional industries

Session 5

Stimulating green demand

Session 6

Putting it all together: integrating different policy strands and coordinating who does what



OECD countries' policy makers and practitioners directly involved in designing and putting in place local strategies to respond to the climate change challenges (national and regional authorities, local employment services, ministries of labour and environment, education and training institutions, regional development agencies, local partnerships …).



   Download the agenda

   Presentations and further materials

   Short video interviews



For further information on the seminar, please contact Ekaterina Travkina or Elisa Campestrin.


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