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Monday, 27 February 2012

09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:45



Yves Leterme, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Pascaline Descy, Head of Area Research and Policy Analysis, Cedefop

09:45 - 10:15

Introductory Panel


Facilitator: Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, OECD CFE LEED

Skills for a low carbon economy

Presentation OECD LEED
Chris Barrett, Ambassador and Permanent RepresentativeAustralian Delegation to the OECD
Luc Willems, Deputy Secretary General, Benelux Secretariat

Presentation Cedefop
Antonio Ranieri, Cedefop


10:15 - 11:30

Session I: Gearing up education and training for green growth


Facilitator: Paul Eckins, University College of London, United Kingdom


  • How best can we enable education and training systems to adjust to emerging areas of green growth and stimulate diverse pathways to green jobs?
  • What measures can be taken to make pathways to green jobs more attractive, particularly to women and young people, and to stimulate entrepreneurship in this field?


Knowledge sharing in early identification of skill needs
Christine Hofmann,

The Austrian Masterplan human resources for renewable energies
Gerhard Geiger,
3S Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Austria and Regina Steiner, FORUM Umweltbildung, Austria

Think global, act local: the case for a global green skills training action plan
Joel Marsden,
GHK, United Kingdom

Discussant: Ray Pinto, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa (BIAC) and Kathrin HoeckelOECD EDU

Open Discussion


Tea/Coffee break

12:00 - 13:15

Session II: Enterprise approaches for a workforce fit for a green economy


Facilitator: Petra Schwager, UNIDO and DCED WGGG


  • What good practices are there to enhance the skills of the existing workforce to adapt to and benefit from a greener economy? How SMEs are equipping their workforce and talent?
  • Which tools and activities do businesses use to anticipate and monitor market development in the green sector for their occupational requirements and skill needs?



Greening technical vocational education and training in the European steel industry
Antonius Schröder,
Technische Universität Dortmund – Sozialforschungsstelle, Germany
Anticipating and managing the effects of greening of industries in the EU: skills development in the overall context of job quality
Simonas Gaušas,
PPMI, Lithuania and Radoslaw Owczarzak, Eurofound
Licensing and certification to increase skills provision amongst low carbon SMEs in the UK
Nick Jagger,
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policies, United Kingdom

Discussant: Roland Schneider, TUAC and Lucia Cusmano, OECD CFE SME

Open Discussion

13:15 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:45

Session III: Integrating skills into local development strategies for green job creation


Facilitator: Robert Strauss, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, European Commission


  • What best practices exist for integrating skills development strategies with other areas of public policy to promote green growth, particularly at local level?
  • Which measures can be used to monitor and evaluate how local labour markets are making the transition to greener activities?


Greening local economies through stakeholders’ mobilisation. Lessons from the project ‘Employment houses and sustainable development in France’
Marie-Pierre Establie d’Argencé,
Alliance Villes Emploi, France
Identification of skill shortages, achieving policy coherence: the case of India
Sunita Shanghi,
Planning Commission, Government of India
Climate change adaptation and local development. The new imperatives for green skills development
Rao Pinninti,
Rutgers University, USA

Discussant: Paul Swaim, OECD ELS and Wolfgang Mueller, German Federal Employment Agency

Open Discussion

15:45 - 16:00

Tea/Coffee break

16:00 - 17:15

Panel Session: Lessons learnt and the way forward


Facilitator: Sergio Arzeni, OECD CFE


Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, OECD CFE LEED
Paul Ekins, University College of London, United Kingdom
Petra Schwager, UNIDO and DCED GGWG
Robert Strauss, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, European Commission
Antonio Ranieri, Cedefop

Open Discussion

17.15 - 17.30



Pascaline Descy, Head of Area Research and Policy Analysis, Cedefop
Sylvain Giguère, Head of the OECD LEED Division


End of conference