Greener skills and jobs

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This publication emerged from a joint OECD and [European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training] Cedefop forum on green skills held in February 2012. The aim of the forum was to gather the recent work of researchers, government advisers, employment and policy analysts, and other social partners on skills development and training needs for a lower carbon economy. 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...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Employment; Sustainability; Policy; Management

Keywords: Skill needs; Green skills; Employment opportunity; Environment; OECD country; Training policy; European Union; Planning of education and training; Education work relationship; Training employment relationship; Transferable skill

Geographic subjects: France; Europe; Great Britain; Austria; Asia; India

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2014

Physical description: 226 p.

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Date: 2012

Place: Paris, France

ISBN: 9789264208698 (print); 9789264208704 (pdf)

ISSN: 2222-9515 (print), 2222-9523 (online)

Previously published in 2013 as ‘Greener skills and jobs for a low-carbon future’, OECD green growth papers, no. 2013-10. The paper may be found at:
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Resource type: Book

Call number: TD/TNC 115.1211

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