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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.

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Local development strategy, green jobs and skills in the Indian context

Eco-friendly approaches for adaptation and mitigation of the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on economic growth affects the labour market. The market needs to adjust in terms of changes in the occupational structures and skill responses to be able to sustain the environment and growth at national and local levels. As a result of the transition towards a green economy, some new jobs will be created while some existing ones will be eliminated, some new occupations may emerge and there may be a need to retrain some of the existing employees to adapt to the changing conditions.

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