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Best practice community consultation guidelines developed for big solar

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.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at May 29, 2015 10:24 AM |
Filed under: Renewable energy
Sector Skill Council for Green Jobs launched

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.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at May 29, 2015 10:20 AM |
Filed under: Renewable energy
First Bangkok electric bus route launched.

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.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at May 28, 2015 04:13 PM |
Filed under: Transport
Global schemes to price CO2 emissions worth almost $50 bln – World Bank

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.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at May 28, 2015 04:11 PM |
7.7 Million Renewable Energy Jobs Worldwide In 2014

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.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at May 28, 2015 03:59 PM |
Filed under: Renewable energy
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Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2015

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.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at May 28, 2015 10:40 AM |
Filed under: Renewable energy
Indicators for a Resource Efficient and Green Asia and the Pacific

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.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at May 22, 2015 10:44 AM |
Decent work for youth

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.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at May 12, 2015 09:08 PM |
Summer School on Labour Economics for Development (EN/FR)

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.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at May 12, 2015 12:00 AM |
Evaluating Youth Employment Programmes: An Executive Course

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.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at May 12, 2015 12:00 AM |
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