Session 1.2 - Green jobs - Current state and future profiles

Session 1.2 - Green jobs - Current state and future profiles

What are green jobs and green skills? What is the EU doing to foster green skills and integrate environmental concerns into existing employment policies?

From around 2009 and during the following years of financial and economic crisis, greater attention has been paid to green jobs and skills because of the employment potential deriving from the transition to a green economy.  This session will shed light on what green jobs and green skills are. It will further discuss how environment and employment policies can come together to maximise the benefits of green growth and foster employment. It will look at new green skills requirements, and how labour, education and training policies can be better tailored to ensure a fast transition to a green economy.


  • Maria Krautzberger, President of the German Environment Agency
  • Steve Bainbridge, Assistant to the Directorate, CEDEFOP
  • Thomas Gaudin, an environmental expert who specialises in exploring the market, labour, training and skill-set implications of environmental projects


  • Rene Wyndham, Moderators Europe
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30
Klimt room