Agenda & presentations - MoLE/ILO National Conference on Green Jobs

Agenda | New Delhi, India | 22 June 2010





Day 1: Thursday, 24 June 2010

08.30 a.m.


09.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Session 1: Inaugural Session

Welcome Address: Mr. Andre Bogui, Director a.i., ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and ILO Country for India

Address by Social Partners: Mr. N.M. Adyanthaya, Member ILO Governing Body and Mr. B.P. Pant, Council of Indian Employers

Special Address: Ms. Sachiko Yamamoto, ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok

Special Remarks: Mr. S.K. Srivastava, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India

Technical Insights on Green Jobs: Mr. Peter Poschen, Head, Job Creation and Enterprise Development, ILO Geneva - Presentation

Inaugural Address: Mr. Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India

Vote of Thanks: Mr. Sharda Prasad, Director-General of Employment & Training and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India

Release of MGNREGA - A Review of Decent Work and Green Jobs in Kaimur District, Bihar

Coffee Break

11.30 – 1.30 p.m.

Session 2: Employment and Growth Perspectives on the Low-Carbon Path – The Impact of Green Policies on Employment and Labour Markets

Chair: Mr. Prodipto Ghosh, Former Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests

  • Policy Integration for Green Jobs – D. Campbell, ILO - Presentation
  • Green Policy Instruments and Green Jobs: International Experiences – Mr. Peter Poschen, ILO - Presentation
  • Assessing Green Jobs in Key Sectors: Methodology and Findings in Bangladesh – Mr. A. Jarvis and Mr. A. Varma, GHK Consulting - Presentation



2.15 – 4.00 p.m.

Session 3: India’s Policy Outlook – Synergies to Realise Green Jobs Potential - Part I

Co-chairs: Mr. Sharda Prasad, DEG&T and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment and Mr. Duncan Campbell, ILO

  • Employment and Decent Work in India’s Policy Framework – MOLE
  • India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change – Reflections on its Employment Dimensions - Mr. R.R. Rashmi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests - Presentation
  • ILO Approaches to Green Jobs in India - Green Value Chain Development – Mr. H. Kagohashi, ILO - Presentation


Coffee Break – Market Place**

4.15 – 6.00 P.M.

Session 4: India’s Policy Outlook – Synergies to Realise Green Jobs Potential -Part II

Co-chairs: Mr. Peter Poschen, ILO

  • MGNREGA and its Role in Natural Resources Regeneration – Ms. Amita Sharma, Ministry of Rural Development - Presentation
  • Infrastructure Development – Reflections on Sustainability - Mr. D.P. Gupta, Member of the National Transport Development Policy Committee
  • ILO Approaches to Green Jobs in India – Promoting Green Jobs and Decent Work in MGNREGA – Mr. Mukesh Gupta, ILO - Presentation


6.00 -6.30 P.M.

Questions and Answers

Day 2: Friday, 25 June 2010

9.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Session 5: The Transition Towards Greener Economies and Societies

Co-chairs: Mr. H. Mahadevan and Mr. Michael Dias

  • Opportunities and Challenges in the Transition to a Green Economy: Private Sector Perspectives – Mr. B. Shanthanam, Employers Federation of India
  • Skills for Green Jobs in India: Prospects and Challenges – Ms. Kasturi Mandal, NISTADS - Presentation
  • Green Jobs and Decent Jobs in Developing Countries – Ms. A. Rosemberg, ITUC (through conference facility) - Presentation
  • Good Practices in the Region – Mr. V. Jugault, ILO - Presentation


Coffee Break

11.15 – 1.00 P.M.

Session 6: Renewable energy – Green Jobs Perspectives

Chair: Mr. P.C. Pant, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

  • Energy Scenarios – Ms. Ritu Mathur, TERI - Presentation
  • The Human Resources Aspect of the Solar Mission and Other Strategies for Renewable Energy Promotion – MNRE - Presentation
  • Solar Energy, an Industry Perspective – Mr. K. Subramanya TATA BP Solar - Presentation
  • Biofuels in Brazil – a Decent Work Perspective – Mr. Peter Poschen, ILO - Presentation
  • Clean Energy for Sustainable Livelihoods – Mr. S. Patara, Development Alternatives - Presentation



2.00 – 4.00 P.M.

Session 7: Working for Sustainable Dwellings: Trends in the Building Sector and Waste Management

Co-chairs: Mr. Ashok Khosla, Development Alternatives - Presentation + Mr. Vincent Jugault), ILO

  • Green Buildings: Implications for Labour in the Construction Sector – Mr. M. Anand, CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre - Presentation
  • Green Jobs and Clean Jobs in Waste Management and Recycling – Ms. L. Narayan, Kaagad Kach Patra Kashkatari Panchayat - Presentation
  • Working in the Waste and Recycling Sector: Opportunities and Challenges for Green Jobs – Ms. Anjali Awade and Ms. Nisha Shah, SEWA - Presentation
  • Trade Unions’ Perspectives on Green Jobs – Mr. R.A. Mital, HMS


Coffee Break

4.15 – 5.30 P.M.

Final Session and Concluding Remarks: Promoting Green Jobs in India

  • Views of Social Partners (all Workers and Employers)
  • Concluding Remarks by MOLE and ILO