Session 2.2 - Investment as a driver of Green Jobs

Session 2.2 - Investment as a driver of Green Jobs

Where are we as regards funding to generate green jobs? How can the EU and its Member States accelerate the development of green jobs and skills?

Moving towards a greener, more circular and low-carbon economy will require significant investments towards activities that produce more value with fewer resources, decouple emissions from economic growth and preserve natural capital. This comes with a demand for new skills and abilities on the labour market. Investments will be needed both at small and large scale, and for mainstreaming sustainability into every component of the economy. How can we get investors on board for this challenge?  Which investments and policies can facilitate the re-allocation of capital and labour across economic sectors, and minimise the adjustment costs that might result?


  • Jonas Byström, Senior Engineer, Urban Development Division, European Investment Bank
  • Sharon Carroll, Economic Development Unit, Galway City Council
  • Agnès Guth, Coordinator of the VALORG project (Recovery of Organic Waste project)
  • Andreas Uihlein, Scientific/Technical Project Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Vincenzo Maria Emma, Project Manager, Puglia Active Network


  • Aminda Leigh, Moderators Europe
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:30
Klimt room