Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Greening the economies of least developed countries: the role of skills and training

Part of the Policy Brief series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

This policy brief draws the attention of policy-makers and social partners in least developed countries to the role of skills development in facilitating the building of greener economies, as a way to achieve sustainable development and poverty eradication. It has been written at the request of ILO constituents from Least Developed Countries (LDCs), where environmental deterioration and the consequences of climate change are among the major challenges of the twenty-first century. While change is a challenge, it also offers economic and employment opportunities.

The brief arises out of the Green Jobs Initiative, a partnership between the ILO, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Organization of Employers (IOE). It draws on research applied in policy design and numerous case studies of country experiences and good practices.