By supplying the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for green jobs, TVET can play a role in building climate resilience while generating decent work opportunities in the Asia-Pacific
‘Greening’ TVET – that is, including education for ‘green’ economies and ‘green’ societies as a part of TVET qualifications and programmes – can have a major impact on countries’ transitions to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies and societies. By supplying the skills needed for green jobs, TVET can move workers up the skills ladder, raising their productivity and contribution to economic growth and improving their access to decent employment. If workers in the informal economy also benefit from green TVET initiatives, these policies could have an impact on reducing poverty and inequality in the region. (UNESCO 2016)
The ILO estimates that 14.2 million new jobs could be created in the Asia-Pacific by 2030 if countries adopt changes in energy use that limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. (ILO 2019)
A UNESCO TVET Progress Review found that, as early as 2015, countries across the Asia-Pacific had taken action to ‘green’ TVET and to advance the ‘greening TVET’ agenda by: introducing training in skills to promote sustainability in the workplace; integrating sustainable development principles into entrepreneurship training; involving local communities and businesses in green TVET activities; greening TVET learning environments; and formulating national skills development plans to support green transitions. (UNESCO 2016)
of the 30 countries deemed to be most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change are located in East Asia and the Pacific.
(World Bank 2022)
of the world’s population displaced by climate-induced natural disasters between 2008 and 2017 were from the Asia-Pacific.
of global greenhouse gas emissions and 60% of the world’s coal consumption accrues to East Asia and the Pacific, making those subregions critical to global efforts to combat climate change.
(World Bank 2022)
is the expected loss in GDP in the Asia-Pacific region by 2050 if no action is taken on climate change.
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