Assessing and Anticipating Skills for the Green Transition

Unlocking Talent for a Sustainable Future

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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.


Exploiting big data to measure skills needs for the green transition

Big data can be a valuable source of information for timely and granular labour market analysis. In labour market research on skills, the most commonly used type of big data comes from online job vacancies that are analysed through Natural Language Processing. By means of examples from the public and private sector, this chapter discusses what big data is and how it is currently used in skills analysis linked to the green transition.


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