In 2011, Cedefop together with UNEVOC, OECD, ILO, UNITAR, ETF, and other international agencies set up a body for inter-agency cooperation

Inter-agency working group (IAWG) for greening TVET and skills development

The Inter-agency working group brings together expertise from a wide rage of international organizations working in the field of TVET, skills development and the green transformation of the society and economy.

The working group is convinced that a collaborative effort is required for meeting the challenges involved in greening TVET and skills development.

The working group advocates international partnership and cooperation for promoting the necessary capacities in TVET and skills development for allowing a rapid and equitable shift to greener economies and more sustainable societies.

The working group supports initiatives for greening TVET and skills development by raising awareness, providing advocacy, sharing and disseminating good practices, knowledge and expertise, and works under the umbrella of the Inter-agency group on TVET. The related document is available below.

Meeting skills needs for green jobs: policy recommendations

In 2013, the IAWG on Greening TVET and skills development identified the key challenges for green employment, and it presented a set of policy recommendations, responding to the request from the G20 Development working group on the human resources development pillar. The G20 membership includes the world’s largest advanced and emerging economies, representing about two-thirds of the world’s population, 85% of global GDP and more than 75% of global trade (Source: G20 members).


According to the policy document, several important challenges need to be addressed for meeting skill needs for jobs and creating new green employment opportunities for all. This document is available below.

Cedefop contributed to a special Inter-agency working group moderated session at the UNESCO-UNIVOC Global forum in Bonn (15/10/2014) on the subject of greening TVET in the post-2015 and beyond the education for sustainable development decade. The IAWG members discussed their recent and planned activities in the light of the UN Global action plan (GAP) on education for sustainable development.




Greening TVET and Skills Development


IWG recommendations