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Sub-regional Web-meeting on Skills &
Human Resources Development (HRD) for Green Jobs and Greening of Economies in Asia

Thematic Focus on Green Human Resource Development Initiatives and Green Occupations in the Asian Labour Market

Virtual Event
22 March 2022 13:00 - 16:30 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)
23 March 2022 13:00 - 16:00 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)

Co-organized by:

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About

The recent years have seen the increased interest and clamor in the Asian region to ensure that progress and development in the region integrates both economic and environmental considerations with benefits for all.  Similarly, the Asian region is leading the world as the region with the best green jobs outlook if investments and policy reforms are realized. According to the ILO (2018a), up to 14.2 million net green jobs can be achieved by 2030. But the jobs will not be generated automatically, we must learn to recognize the opportunities and design strategic policies and interventions, driven by respective for the environment and the Decent Work Agenda.

 

Climate change impacts, degradation of environment and natural resources are among those challenges that affects economies, enterprises, and societies as a whole. The additional stress of the pandemic further exposed vulnerabilities that can make these impacts worse.   In order to redirect the focus on taking advantage of opportunities and managing risks and negative impacts, skills development is a key component of response measures during the critical period of transition and recovery.

 

The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme, through its project, Industry Skills for Inclusive Growth Phase 2 (InSIGHT2), finds it timely to provide a thematic platform for a sub-regional dialogue, and knowledge sharing among the ILO constituents and key partners in the region.  Co-organized with the ILO Asia-Pacific Green Jobs Network under the Climate for Action on Jobs Initiative, the web meeting participants will be engaged in discussions around responses to emerging challenges associated with industry's green transitions that will have repercussion to jobs, skills requirements, livelihoods, and the world of work in general.

Speakers

Programme

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

13:00 - 13:30 (GMT+7)

Opening

Mr. Kento Fujii 
Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, Minister’s Secretariat
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

Ms. Panudda Boonpala 
Deputy Regional Director
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, ILO

Overview of the Meeting
Ms. Georginia Pascual
Technical Officer, InSIGHT 2 Project, ILO

13:35 - 14:35 (GMT+7)

Session 1: Knowledge Sharing on Green Jobs, Green Skills Development Measures and Green Economic Recovery
Moderated by Dr. Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Director of Research Strategy and Innovation, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

 

Resource Speakers and presentations

  • Green Jobs and the Pathway Towards Net-Zero Society: Japan Experience on HRD Policies and Green Jobs
    Prof. Kazuo Matsushita, Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University, Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

    (Download presentation)
     

  • ASEAN Declaration on Promoting Green Jobs for Equity and Inclusive Growth in ASEAN 
    Ms. Salina Binti Muhamad Sali Luddin, Senior Principle, Assistant Secretary, International Division, Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia 
    (Download presentation)
     

  • Regional Study on Green Jobs Policy Readiness in ASEAN and ILO’s Climate Action for Jobs Initiative and Overview of the UN Climate Action 4 Jobs Initiative 
    Dr. Cristina Martinez, Senior Specialist, Environment and Decent Work, and Asia Pacific Coordinator on Green Jobs and Just Transition, ILO

    (Download presentation)
     

  • Skills Development Measures in Support of a Just Transition to a Greener Future for All
    Dr. Akiko Sakamoto, Regional Skills & Employability Specialist, ILO

    (Download presentation)

 

Discussion

14:45 - 15:45 (GMT+7)

Session 2-1: Sharing of Perspectives on Skills and HR Development for Green Jobs and the transition to a greener economy 
Moderated by Mr. Tauvik Muhamad, Technical Officer, InSIGHT 2 Project, ILO

Presentations from the countries

  • Indonesia
    Mr. Irfan Darlizai Yananto, Planning Officer of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of State for National Development Planning, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS)

    (Download presentation)

    Mr. Tendy GUNAWAN, Programme Officer, ILO
     

  • Philippines
    Mr. John Emmanuel B. Villanueva, Supervising/Acting Chief Labor and Employment Officer, Department of Labor and Employment - Institute for Labor Studies

    (Download presentation)
     

  • Thailand
    Ms. Yaowalak Kongsee, Foreign Relations Officer, Department of Skills Development Ministry of Labour

    (Download presentation)
     

  • Viet Nam
    Mr. Le Van Phong, Deputy Director, Department of Professional Skills, Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs

    (Download presentation Vietnamese | English)
     

Discussion, Q&A

Session 2-2: Breakout to Hold discussion on collective priorities moving towards Greening Skills, Human Resource Development, Occupations in the Labour Market, promoting green jobs and facilitating the transition to a greener economy 

Moderated by Ms. Georginia Pascual, Technical Officer, InSIGHT 2 Project, ILO

There will be 3 group discussions according to affiliation, workers, employers’ organizations and government, facilitated in designated zoom breakout rooms.

 

{The discussions will cover their feedback and reflections on the country presentations,  identifying priorities / priority actions that can be pursued at the regional and country level tripartite engagement platforms and an active response to the ASEAN Declaration on Promoting Green Jobs for Equity and Inclusive Growth in ASEAN, inputs that can be taken forward for the ASEAN Green Jobs Forum in 2022, the ASEAN Declaration on HRD in the changing world of work along with its Roadmap and the ASEAN Labor Ministers Work Programme relevant to the labour dimension of sustainability and emerging labour trends.}

15:45 - 16:30 (GMT+7)

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

13:00 - 13:15 (GMT+7)

Emerging Green Careers and Occupations: Views from the Job Market

Mr. Rusty Goh, Co-Founder of Green Collar Careers, Singapore

(Download presentation)

13:15 - 14:00 (GMT+7)

Session 2-3: Presentation on the findings on collective priorities moving towards “Greening Skills, Human Resource Development, and Occupations in the Labour Market, Promoting Green Jobs and Facilitating the Transition to a Greener Economy”

Moderated by Mr. Tauvik Muhamad, Technical Officer, InSIGHT 2 Project, ILO

  • Priorities of the Workers’ Organization (Representative/Rapporteur) 
    (Download Discussion Note)
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  • Priorities of the Employers’ Organization (Representative/Rapporteur)
    (Download Discussion Note)

     

  • Priorities of the Government and Response to Workers and Employers’ Perspectives (Representative/Rapporteur), Environment and Decent Work, and Asia Pacific Coordinator on Green Jobs and Just Transition, ILO
    (Download Discussion Note)
     

14:15 - 15:45 (GMT+7)

Session 3: Supporting the Green transformation of Industry with Skills Development:  Energy, mobility and just transition 

Moderated by Mr. Fusanori Iwasaki, Director for Policy Research and Executive Assistant to President, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
 

Setting the scene: Current Electric Vehicle Situation in ASEAN
Assoc. Prof. Martin Schröder, Department of Automotive Science, Kyushu University

 

Case and Initiatives

  • Towards Electric Mobility in Japan
    Mr. Takayuki UEDA, FOMM CORPORATION Micro-Fab General Manager & FOMM(ASIA) Co., Ltd. Acting CEO

    (Download presentation)
     

  • Upskilling with Electric Vehicle Technology towards Greener Economy
    Dr. Nuwong Chollacoop,  Research Team Leader, National Energy Technology Centre, National Science and Technology Development Agency

    (Download presentation)
     

  • The Path to Achieving Carbon Neutral
    Mr. Ryo Takubo, President and Managing Director, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Thailand) Limited

    (Download presentation)

  • Skills for a Just Transition - what role for Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) in Southeast Asia
    Dr. Cristina Martinez, Senior Specialist, Environment and Decent Work, and Asia Pacific Coordinator on Green Jobs and Just Transition, ILO

    (Download presentation)
     

  • Guiding the Greening of TVET in Asia: ILO Toolkit on Greening TVET
    Mr. Julien Magnat, Skills & Employability Specialist, ILO

    (Download presentation)
     

Discussion, Q&A

15:45 - 16:30 (GMT+7)

Closing

Mr. Yasuo Ariga
Chief Technical Advisor
ILO/Japan Multi-Bilateral Programme

Resources

Green jobs in ASEAN: Regional Study on Green Jobs Policy Readiness in ASEAN: Final Report

Infographic - Key Facts and Figures: Employment and Climate Resilience in Asia-Pacific
 

Special edition: Labour and Policy Perspectives: Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2021
 

SKILLS for Employment Policy Brief: Skills for a Greener Future: Challenges and Enabling Factors to Achieve a Just Transition
 

ILO Global Report: Skills for a Greener Future: A Global View
 

Skills and the Future of Work: Strategies for Inclusive Growth in Asia and the Pacific
Specifically SECTION V: Enabling Job Opportunities Towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies And Green Growth - Towards Inclusive Growth through Green Jobs, Skills and Entrepreneurship: A Pacific Perspective
   

Full report: Green jobs and a Just Transition for Climate Action in Asia and the Pacific
 

Country Fact Sheets on Employment and Environmental Sustainability across Asia and the Pacific
 

About Organizers

InSIGHT Phase 2 Project

Industry Skills for Inclusive Growth Phase 2 Project is a regional program which explores and supports a skills-driven approach and pathway towards inclusive growth in the Asian region.  InSIGHT2 implements component activities in (1) Indonesia  focused on skills development systems and promotion of digital skills,  (2) the Philippines on skills measures to enable and sustain the transition to a greener economy,  and (3) at the regional level, focused on knowledge sharing and policy support to tripartite constituents in ASEAN Member States to enhance regional integration on these closely related themes. It is supported by the Government of Japan under the long standing partnership within the ILO-Japan Multi-Bilateral Programme.

Asia Pacific Green Jobs Network

The Asia-Pacific Green Jobs Network holds monthly meetings and discussion events to share knowledge and facilitate networking in advancing ILO’s agenda for greening the world/future of work, with the aim to: (1) discuss how the ILO is working for a Covid-19 recovery with green jobs;  (2) exchange information about keeping climate change action commitments in place as part of the recovery measures for better jobs, and  (3)  contribute to global efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic and the Climate Change emergency.