2nd Global Forum on Green Economy Learning: "Green Economy: New Challenges, New Skills"

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10 October 2018

How can countries build up a critical mass of professionals that understand the risks and opportunities of the green transition? How can we strengthen policy makers' capacities to design and implement green economy policies?

The 2nd Global Forum on Green Economy Learning, "Green Economy: New Challenges, New Skills", will focus on the issue of learning and skills development for current and future decision-makers, technical staff in Ministries and others involved in policy design and implementation. The overall goal is to scale-up knowledge and skills development for devising green economy solutions that are inclusive and address concerns related to economic competitiűeness and employment.

More specifically, the Forum aims to:

  • Discuss how to identify critical knowledge and skills gaps of policy professionals
  • Identify examples of effective learning actions in support of an inclusive green transition
  • Identify and measure the results and impacts of effective skills development
  • Engage learning institutions such as public administration schools in delivering green economy learning actions
  • Initiate South-South-North partnerships to exchange information and experience on green economy learning

The Green Economy Learning Forum will take place on 26-27 November 2018, in conjunction with the Sixth GGKP Annual Conference and the 2018 OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum at the OECD Conference Center in Paris, France. Together, the three events are aiming to address the political economy of green and low-carbon policy reforms, identify their distributional impacts, and explore inclusive solutions for households, workers, sectors and regions to help them contribute to a greener future.

Registration starts on 28 September 2018. Participation in the event is free-of-charge, however, only a limited number of slots are available. Register here

Please note that we are not in a position to cover travel or accommodation costs for participants. A small number of fellowships are offered for participants from Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) partner countries. Full fellowships cover all travel and accommodation costs. To check your eligibility and apply, click here

If you need more information about the Green Economy Learning Forum, please write to page@unitar.org.