Preparing the Workforce for the Low-Carbon Economy: A Closer Look at Green Jobs and Green Skills


Governments in the Asia and the Pacific face a major policy challenge in leading the transition to a low-carbon economy. This policy challenge spans across multiple sectors and includes the transition to renewable energy, electrified transport, energy-efficient construction, nature-based solutions, and a circular economy. The shift entails adopting sustainable technologies, which, in turn, will impact labor markets and companies’ workforce requirements.

This brief explores the occupations and skills likely to be needed for green jobs in the region. It looks at how policymakers can help prepare workforces for the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Published October 2023.
Source: Asian Development Bank.

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