Greener Skills and Jobs

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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 report suggests that the role of skills and education and training policies should be an important component of the ecological transformation process.


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

This chapter starts by summarising the available evidence on the effects of greening of industries on job quality. It then provides an overview of the approaches companies use to anticipate and manage these effects. Finally, it outlines some of the measures that public authorities could take to facilitate the development of the workforce in preparation for a green economy.


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