OECD Local Skills Week 2024: Talent for the twin transitions

Session 7: Future-proofing workforces for the green transition: International lessons for local workforce development in the U.S.

Jun 26, 2024 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


In the face of pressing challenges such as climate change, extreme weather events and supply chain disruptions, the green transition has become imperative. Initiatives such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act demonstrate the United States’ commitment to achieving a green transition, and are expected to create approximately 17 million new jobs over the next decade. With a national share of green-task jobs standing at 12.9% (4.7 percentage points below the OECD average), skill gaps and workforce bottlenecks across local labour markets are emerging as major challenges in filling the growing number of green vacancies in the United States. This webinar draws on subnational examples of workforce development for the green transition to provide actionable insights in three core areas: developing attractive career transition pathways, improving inclusivity, and promoting collaboration and policy coherence. This session is organised in partnership between the OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities and the US Mission to the OECD.

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