Virtual Conference: Greening TVET in the context of global climate change policy developments
In the next edition of UNESCO-UNEVOC’s virtual conferences, we would like to discuss with you Greening TVET in the context of global climate change policy developments. The conference will take place from 2 to 13 November 2015 on the UNESCO-UNEVOC e-Forum.
The effects of climate change on countries is driving collective action to formulate green growth agendas, transform economic, social and environmental development goals and pass critical environment-sensitive targets, bills and legislations that enable the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set the tone for the post-2015 development agenda while the forthcoming 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) will convene business, as well as cross-sector players, to develop solutions to cope with the further implications of climate change.
Green skills development will no doubt be influenced and reflect these policy developments – they challenge TVET to expand quality skills provisions and ensure skills relevance not only for the world of work but also to support lifelong learning, inclusion and economies’ and societies’ low-carbon transitions.
But what does this transformation entail? The virtual conference will consider global frameworks and agreements of the UN Summit 2015 in New York and to be made at COP21 in Paris as they challenge TVET to expand quality skills provision and to ensure skills relevance not only for the world of work but also to support lifelong learning, inclusion and low-carbon transitions of economies and societies. The aim is to promote focused discussions on crucial themes in TVET development and to gather valuable input from the e-Forum community.