#EU4GreenSkills: Investing in green skills is investing for a greener future
A high level Twitter chat took place under the banner of Green Week 2016 to discuss Green Skills with the European Commission services responsible for employment and social inclusion. The discussion discussed the recent green skills publication from the European Commission and the European training foundation CEDEFOP to find out more about what the EU doing to foster green skills, how funding is enabling the creation of green jobs. The discussion involved experts from various Commission departments including REGIO, EMPLOY, ENVIRONMENT, MARE, ECFIN, GROW and CEDEFOP. The transition to a resource efficient, low carbon economy offers the opportunity to create new green jobs. One of the main characteristics of green economy is to be a resource-efficient economy. An economy that is more efficient will become more competitive and create jobs. Moving to a greener economy is best seen not only in environmental terms, but also as a special case of economic structural change. This greening the economy will create new occupations and there will be a need for new
- skills profiles
- training frameworks.
Many existing occupations and industries will experience greening changes to tasks within their jobs, and this will require adjustments to the current training and qualification frameworks for these occupations.