Greening with jobs learning forum

Greening with jobs learning forum

Greening with jobs learning forum

30 November–4 December 2020
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

This Forum provides an opportunity to share good practices, knowledge and experiences and be inspired to create sustainable and decent work opportunities in sectors with high potential for green jobs creation, such as building and construction, waste management, and agriculture. The event brings together experts and practitioners involved at local, sectoral, national and global level in interventions aimed at harnessing the transformative potential of the green economy. In a future-of-work scenario that requires the creation of more and better jobs in the transition towards low-carbon economies, "investing more in the green economy can advance an inclusive future of work, because environmental degradation disproportionately affects vulnerable populations and low-income countries. Major investment and innovation opportunities await in renewable energy and environmentally sustainable construction and retrofitting, with significant job creation and reskilling impacts" (ILO, 2019).

Who attends this course?

This forum targets professionals involved in designing and implementing local, sectoral, national and global strategies for the transition to greener economies: policy-makers; ILO tripartite constituents; practitioners and staff from development agencies; members of academia and civil society.

What topics does this course cover?

The Learning Forum allows you to update yourself on the greening-with-jobs paradigm in a series of Master Classes, delivered by key experts during the early morning hours:

  • Employment in the green economy and the role of workers and employers
  • Circular Economy: Current trends and technologies. From concept to practice
  • Skills in the green economy: Skills anticipation and skills matching. Creating jobs and avoiding bottlenecks in business
  • Green finance: Instruments for tapping private finance in support of green investments
  • Public-private partnerships for the green economy: Enhancing the efficiency of public good provisioning. Opportunities and constraints

Then, take a deep dive into the economic sector of your interest:

  • Agriculture: To respond to climate and environmental stresses, the agriculture sector must make fundamental changes towards more sustainable practices. This transition has the potential to generate millions of jobs, together with important job quality gains along the entire food production system. Learn about state-of-the-art policies and practices to catalyze agricultural and rural development, sustain and improve rural employment and livelihoods and enable rural areas to provide vital environmental services. Identify projects and practices to promote sustainable, productive and environmentally balanced agricultural value chains that provide decent jobs in your own context.
  • Solid waste management: Waste value chains, from waste collection to sorting and recycling, are undergoing dramatic transformation in order to become environmentally responsive. Circular economy concepts take sustainable resource management to a new level. If properly implemented, sustainable waste solutions provide opportunities to create and upgrade jobs along the value chain. Listen to the experiences of municipalities and companies
  • Renewable energy: Societies powered by renewable energy can generate millions more jobs than those provided by conventional power generation technologies. Managing the energy transition requires not only vision, but also dialogue, planning, collaboration and investment. Many actors in businesses, government and society need to come together to capture opportunities and unlock the job and development potential of renewables. Off-grid renewable energy solutions continue to play a vital role in this equation. Learn from different country experiences in managing sustainable energy transitions in both rural and urban settings. Identify and develop strategies for decent work promotion in the sector, from both public and private sector perspectives.
  • Sustainable construction: Sustainable construction is more than creating buildings with a low environmental impact. It improves the way people live and build. But how do you “green” the construction sector while keeping it competitive and affordable? What “eco-system” is needed to facilitate the transition to greener building practices? What kind of policies need to be developed? What skill sets are required? Learn from concrete experiences and case studies from different countries to understand ways to advance towards sustainable building and construction. Analyse strategies, tools and techniques that can help you move forward in your country, region or city, both from a public and private sector perspective.
What will I learn?
  • Review best practices and country experiences that illustrate a variety of approaches to greening different economic sectors and activities
  • Acquire knowledge, tools and practical methods to unlocking decent work in sectors of the green economy
What will I be able to do?

Participants develop solutions to complex problems, creating more sustainable societies.

  • Use international guidelines and state of the art knowledge to help countries manage the transition towards low-carbon economies
  • Apply concrete strategies to promote green and decent work opportunities in sectors with high transformative potential
  • Network with prominent actors working in different green economy sectors
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning experiences and unconventional methodologies.

  • Participants are encouraged to share their country-specific experiences and approaches
  • Experts and high-level practitioners from international organizations and their partner agencies design and deliver Master Classes and Elective Courses
  • Study visits provide an action-oriented picture on how sustainable business opportunities in green sectors can go hand in hand with the creation and upscaling of decent work opportunities.
Who takes this course?

This forum targets professionals involved in designing and implementing local, sectoral, national and global strategies for the transition to greener economies:

  • Policy-makers
  • Workers and employers representatives
  • Social innovators and green entrepreneurs
  • Practitioners and staff from national and international development agencies, and
  • Members from civil society organizations and academia
  • Young change makers.

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