05-06 May 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
28-29 April 2015, Seoul, South Korea
The Fifth Estate, 29 May 2015 - New research commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has outlined a process for large-scale solar farm proponents to gain greater community support for projects and achieve a solid social licence to operate.
Merinews, 29 May 2015 - As renewable energy gains ground in India, propelled by efforts of the Government and industry, the renewable energy sector is estimated to generate two million green jobs in the next decade.
Eco-Business, 28 May 2015 - King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) on May 19 introduced an electric bus route that runs between the KMITL campus to the Ladkrabang Airport Link. The pilot program may one day see the prototype replace BMTA buses.
Reuters, 28 May 2015 - The value of global schemes to put a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and designed to reduce greenhouse gases blamed for global warming totalled almost $50 billion as of April 1, the World Bank said in a report on Tuesday.
CleanTechnica, 28 May 2015 - The global shift to a clean energy economy keeps accelerating, creating millions of green jobs for workers around the world, and showing once again that decarbonization and economic growth can go hand in hand.
IRENA’s Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015 reports significant employment milestones in several renewable energy industries, including 2.5 million jobs in solar photovoltaics, 1.5 million jobs in large hydropower, and 1 million jobs in wind energy.
Calling for a ‘new industrial revolution’ to promote equitable human well-being with lower resource use, the report cautions that the Asia-Pacific region cannot depend on declining natural resource costs for its future growth. A more sustainable pathway is required for the region, but this shift needs financing—some US$2.5 trillion in annual sustainable development investments, according to some estimates.
Promoting decent jobs for young people in a comprehensive and adapted manner is at the centre of the ILO's 2012 "The Youth Employment: a Call for Action". Based on this call for action, the course "Decent Work for Youth" aims at developing the capacity of ILO constituents and youth stakeholders at designing and implementing policies and tools for the promotion of youth employment at local and national levels. This course may be of interest to Practitioners and Project Staff providing job market services (e.g. counselling, placement assistance, training) and entrepreneurship support (e.g. access to credit, mentoring, training) to young people. Kindly note that prior expertise in M&E techniques is required for the Executive Course.
This course will review the relevance of labour economics theories for developing countries, and single out what works and what does not, drawing on the latest research findings. This course provides fundamental concepts and a wide range of practices and analytical tools for a better understanding of Labour Market challenges. Research institutions and Development Agencies involved on Labour Market challenges and the role of Labour Market institutions on Development Countries may find the course useful. The training is suitable to Government Officials working or poised to work on National Development, Employment strategies and Labour Market policies.
This course aims to improve the capacity to build rigorous monitoring and impact evaluation plans for youth employment programmes. This course may be of interest to Practitioners and Project Staff providing job market services (e.g. counselling, placement assistance, training) and entrepreneurship support (e.g. access to credit, mentoring, training) to young people. Kindly note that prior expertise in M&E techniques is required for the Executive Course.
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