Anticipating skill needs for the low carbon economy? Difficult, but not impossible
International Labour Organization, 2011by: International Labour Organization (ILO)
This research brief is a digest of the Comparative Analysis of Methods of Identification of Skill Needs on the Labour Market in Transition to the Low Carbon Economy (ILO, Geneva, 2011c), which resulted from a joint EC/ILO project Knowledge sharing in early identification of skill needs. The project covered over 30 countries worldwide ? both developed and developing. It was supported by the EU Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity ? PROGRESS (2007-2013). It was implemented in the framework of the Green Jobs Initiative ? a partnership between the ILO, UNEP, IOE and ITUC. The study draws on a background report from the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), analysis of data availability and classifications, expert opinions and a broad literature review. The findings were vetted at a validation workshop.