Assessing and Anticipating Skills for the Green Transition

Unlocking Talent for a Sustainable Future

Policies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of human activities have important consequences for labour markets, jobs, and skills. As employment is shifting towards more sustainable activities, workers are increasingly expected to have skills that support the transition to a greener economy. Assessing and anticipating emerging skill needs is crucial to avoid bottlenecks and sustain the green transition. This report sheds light on existing methods to measure changes in skill demand and supply related to the green transition through an in-depth review of practices in five OECD countries (Australia, Austria, France, Norway and Sweden). It also identifies best practice on how to feed information on changing skill needs into policies, notably in the areas of employment, career guidance, education and adult learning.

Published on September 05, 2023

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Executive summary
Overview: Guidelines to assess and anticipate skills for the green transition
Understanding the link between skills and the green transition
Defining targets and scope of analysis for the green transition
Choosing methods and data to assess skill needs for the green transition
Exploiting big data to measure skills needs for the green transition
Using the results of skills assessment and anticipation for evidence‑based policy making
Turning results into policy action for the green transition
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