G7 knowledge exchange

G7 Technical meeting on monitoring and tracking green jobs and skills in official development assistance

This session will present results from a mapping exercise of G7 countries approaches to jobs monitoring and how these techniques can reflect changes in the labour market linked to climate change.

Moderation: Drew Gardiner, ILO

Session 1: Monitoring (1.5 hours)

As countries look to increase their share of development assistance to the creation of green jobs and just transition, it will be important to develop methodologies on how to monitor project outcomes related to green jobs and skills for a green transition. This session will present results from a mapping exercise of G7 countries approaches to jobs monitoring and how these techniques can reflect changes in the labour market linked to climate change. It will discuss green jobs measurement frameworks that can be applied to technical and financial assistance programmes.
  • 10 mins: Opening from German presidency (BMZ/GIZ)
  • 10 mins: Remarks from ILO (Sher Verick, ILO – Moustapha Gueye, ILO)
  • 30 mins: Mapping results and green jobs measurement framework (Richard Horne, ILO consultant): Presentation
  • 30 mins: Exchange amongst G7 countries: current practice and implications for adopting green jobs monitoring approaches (Group discussion)
  • 10 mins: Next steps and advice from G7 (Drew Gardiner, ILO)

Session 2: Tracking (1 hour)

Development assistance committee (DAC) member countries and other organizations regularly report data on their financial commitments to official development assistance (ODA). The G7 is exploring analysis of ODA financial flows in support of green jobs and skills using existing OECD-DAC statistics. This may involve the tracking of selected employment and skills related OECD purpose codes (CRS codes), the 5 OECD ‘green’ policy markers, including the four Rio-markers, as well as a new proposal allowing countries to select a green jobs “keyword” in their reporting. The purpose of this session is to explore lessons on reporting and analysing DAC data relevant for green jobs and share country experience.
  • 10 mins: remarks from OECD (Giorgio Gualberti, OECD, Climate and Environmental Development Finance)
  • 10 mins: Questions on CRS codes/marker (Mantas Sekmokas, Independent Expert): Presentation
  • 20 mins: presentation of country experience
    • Germany: Sabine Becker, GIZ: Presentation
    • Global Affairs Canada: Philip Halliday and Romina Boselli
  • 20 mins: debate and closing (Group discussion)