#ClimateWednesday: Investing in Green Skills for a Greener Future By Wunmi Ogunde

I consider green jobs to be the jobs of the future. I personally call those that serve this purpose the 21st century entreprenurs.

According to ILO (International Labour Organisation). Green jobs are jobs that contribute towards preserving or restoring the environment.

The interesting thing about green jobs are that; they can in infused into the traditional sectors such as manufacturing and construction, Oil &Gas, Food industry and of course with new emerging green sectors such as renewable energy and energy efficiency, & recycling etc, we have various opportunities to develop new skills and grow the green jobs

And we have new concepts such as Just transition, circular economy etc that can make transition to a green economy easy

The transition to the green economy will require a large shift in the roles and skills of workers across the globe. That means growing demand and opportunities for those with “green” skills. Do you want to be left behind?

Green skills are the knowledge, abilities, values and attitudes needed to live in, develop and support a sustainable and resource-efficient society.

A few sectors to consider…

  • Renewable energies
  • Green building (built environment)
  • Transport
  • Recycling and waste management (can apply to various industries)
  • Water Resources management.
  • Green technologies and innovation

How to develop green skill….

  • Training Education and Awareness to address knowledge gap
  • University Curriculums. (Start from a young age)
  • R&D (planning for the future)

By Wunmi Ogunde COO Pakam

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