Greening with jobs learning forum

Greening with jobs learning forum

Greening with jobs learning forum

16 November–13 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?

Not the usual e-learning course. The online forum offers a four-block approach to learn, share opinions and engage with peers. Gather online. Virtual panels will enable participants to network learn and benefit from the shared knowledge and experience of the group through moderated dialogue. Learning activities will provide new perspectives and tools to “green with jobs” towards a renewable future.

  • 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.
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.

  • Experts and high-level practitioners from international organizations and their partner agencies design and deliver Master Classes
  • Participants will be able to share their country-specific experiences and approaches during specific Elective Courses
  • A dedicated E-Campus will allow all participants to have full access to all didactical material used and experiences shared throughout and beyond the online course. 

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