Cedefop and the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) organised a joint Green Skills Forum that took place at OECD Headquarters in Paris on 27th February 2012.
The aim of this international forum of researchers, government advisers, employment and policy analysts and social partners actively involved in skills development and training needs for a low carbon economy was to review and discuss new research and policy approaches to foster a greener, more sustainable future.
It identified tools, strategies and local initiatives from theory to practice. The forum was conceived as an experts’ meeting; the discussions assisted OECD and Cedefop to draw future analytical work and research as well as to identify the obstacles and challenges lying ahead for the development of skills, education and training policies for a low carbon economy. The conference papers, discussions and exchanges were expected to:
- facilitate the understanding of the limitations and potentials inherent in research and policy approaches tackling key skills issues for a successful transition to a low carbon economy;
- compare methods and tools used in monitoring and evaluating developments in the green economy and local labour markets;
- indicate how research can support better targeted policy making and skills strategies;
- provide inspiration and ideas for future research and collaboration;
- provide information for processes towards the Rio+20 and G20 related meetings.