Anticipating skill needs for green jobs: A practical guide

Sustainable development has become a major policy issue for countries at all levels of development. One of the keys to making sustainable development policies successful in terms of environmental, social and economic outcomes is to ensure the right skills are available when and where they are needed. Countries face different challenges and choose to respond in different ways. The present guide focuses on understanding and measuring the skills implications of those challenges and response choices. It provides guidance on how to embark on the identification of current and anticipation of future skill needs for the green economy and green jobs. Intended primarily to assist researchers and analysts, the guide deals with qualitative and quantitative methodologies, data classifications and sources, research process and institutional arrangements.